Daily Mail is reporting that an all-girls school that has banned meat and packed lunches is causing pupils to head to McDonald’s after lessons because they are ‘starving’, parents claim.
Bringing food from home is also forbidden at Woolwich Polytechnic for Girls in south-east London to encourage ‘equality’.
But parents have criticised the near-£3 cost for the meals, which some claim are too small and poor quality. One child was reduced to tears by her fish ravioli.
A mother said: ‘Food is either vegetarian or spicy that my child does not enjoy, so comes home and goes straight into the kitchen to eat.
Head Subreena Kazmi said the ‘family dining initiative’ had allowed ‘students of all faiths and different dietary requirements to eat together’.
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