Students and parents in Falun, Sweden are upset at local school officials who ordered the lunch lady to stop offering such good food. The district cites potential envy of students in other schools for the reason to have the lunches “dumbed down.”
Annika Eriksson offered students fresh bread baked daily and a huge buffet of vegetables. Also, she is much loved for her holiday smorgasbords. Parents are worried those great food events are in jeopardy.
The school board there has ordered Eriksson to use store-bought bread and cut her vegetable buffet in half.
According to comments from school official Katarina Lindberg, it appears conformity to the districts planned menu is more important than good food.
“A menu has been developed. …It is about making a collective effort on quality, to improve school meals overall and to try and ensure everyone does the same.”
Local news reports in Sweden indicate that Eriksson’s lunches did not raise the food budget, garnered no complaints and were designed to give students a variety of healthful options.
We wonder what Jamie Oliver would say about this lunacy.