29 Dec, 2014

Dinner lady quits after being told she can not make children eat healthy meals

Manchester Evening News | Luke Traynor | Dec 27, 2014

Mary Bancroft tried to make sure youngsters chose a healthy option so state-funded pupils wouldn’t simply gorge on confectionery and sugar-packed drinks.

A school dinner lady quit her job of 26 years after she was told she couldn’t stop children ordering just cakes instead of regular meals at lunch – with taxpayers’ money.

But Salford City Academy was unsure how the school stood legally, and so the health-conscious pensioner was forced to stay silent.