Mon, 17 Sep 2012 7:00p.m.
We asked kids in a decile 10 school, and a decile one school, to show us what they're having for lunch.
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9/05/2013 6:46:04 a.m.
Rosemary Baxter wrote:
I so hope this goes through the parliamentary process. It makes me cringe hearing comments where parents are blamed for the poverty level they are living in. These judgmental people must become much
more open-minded regarding this issue. Often the parents are victims of eg domestic violence, prejudice in many forms etc. However, the children's basic needs must be met regardless of the reason.
28/03/2013 1:05:14 a.m.
Oh, I remember primary & intermediate school... I didn't had any lunch at all. not because I didn't pack it, It's because I didn't WANT any, any here I am now, in school getting a great education from the public system and still able to form simple sentences unlike 1/3 of the people on the internet.
Strange, isn't it?
16/12/2012 10:16:29 a.m.
Mummy of two wrote:
I am so saddened by this a small change of behalf of the parents would go a long way to start I think the problem certainly steams from there,dam rite f.....g lazy if u ask me I will support mana and also pray for these wee angels that they can make a life for themselves that will be better than what they have bless there wee souls
4/12/2012 9:49:00 a.m.
In many countries school students eat a full cooked meal at midday at the school canteen that has a very minimal cost. This means that even if they don't have a cooked meal in the evening they have still had 1 good meal.For the poorest the lunches are subsidised. Cut the sports arenas. Feed the kids.
1/12/2012 4:49:00 p.m.
Pathetic and annoyed wrote:
First off, to 'CRAZY' .. 'Saying this isn't your problem is the American way.' What an assinine thing to say! Absolute bullshit!
Secondly ... Looks more like laziness n the part of the parents to me. If you can give your kid a soda and bag of chips, then you can afford to give them something much healthier and more substantial. Throwing junk at your kid is lazy and thoughtless!
And for those who had breakfast, stating for many it's a pie on the way to school ... again lazy and thoughtless! Cereal, toast and juice would be cheaper than a pie and much healthier!
21/11/2012 8:51:22 p.m.
Crazy! To anyone saying the taxpayer shouldn't be funding this because the parents need to learn, the parents aren't learning a lesson! No lesson, regardless how important, should be taught to a parent by allowing the neglect of children to occur. Justification in allowing this to continue is greed on your part, say what you like about the parent but saying this isn't your problem is the American way. We all know how that turns out.
21/11/2012 2:36:44 p.m.
T. O'Connell wrote:
this is sickening...I wana cry
21/11/2012 7:09:51 a.m.
It still saddens me to see this 30 years on from being in a similar situation that not much has changed. Poverty always affects certain demographics, effects of a capitalist society breeding attitudes of self gain and individualism. There will always be reasons why there's issues exist, but while you jump on the beauracratic and politically correct band wagon, some poor innocent child of no fault of their own will be hungry today because you are too selfish to help and too ignorant to look past the possible causes of the problem to address an immediate need. We need to educate and resource our struggling communities to live better lives. Its a worldwide issue and for a developed nation we can do better to nurture our future, 4million a year equates to a dollar a year of your money, doesnt take a lot to help...just a caring heart.
20/11/2012 12:37:23 p.m.
I am not sure a bag of salt and vinegar chippies are healthy
8/11/2012 1:31:29 p.m.
4 million to provide lunch for all decile 4 and under seems cheap, fund it by defering all MP's pay rise for 1 year should take care of it, but why not all schools
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