School lunch in one Scottish school has much improved since a 9-year-old student started a blog to complain about both the lack of substance and nutrition.
According to a report from the Mother Nature Network, little Martha Payne was constantly complaining to her dad at the end of each school day about how hungry she was. She tried explaining what the lunches she and her classmates were being served consisted of, but like many parents, her dad may have thought she was exaggerating a bit.
Martha decided to take matters into her own hands, however, and the results are phenomenal. Opting for the tried and true method of "show, don't tell," Martha went to school with a small camera and took pictures of the school lunches she and her classmates were served. After school on the first day of photographing, she started writing a blog called Never Seconds.
Martha posted pictures of the daily lunches and graded them on the following criteria: taste, healthiness, and the presence of hair. After just five blog posts, she caught the attention of national mediaÂ—including renowned school lunch advocate and chef Jamie Oliver.
Soon Martha's dad was invited to meet with the school board, and shortly thereafter it was decided that each child could eat an unlimited amount of salad, bread, and fruit with each of their lunches.
Check out the photos Martha Payne posted on her blog of the before and after lunches she encountered. You can see them by clicking on the Mother Nature News link above. It's very clear that this little girl is smart, very nutrition savvy, and not afraid to seek what she and her classmates deserved to be eating at their school.
Kudos are certainly in order to Martha for being brave enough to expose what her school was serving for lunch and for using the format of a blog to do so. She has benefitted not only her own health but that of her fellow classmates in doing so.
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