I really do think that Nanny is overstepping herself this time. Aside from her non stop lecturing about how badly we eat, and what we should be feeding our children, she has now taken it upon herself to inspect that most sacrosanct of a schoolchild's satchel the tuck box!
The Fat Owl of the Remove would be rolling in his grave at the very thought.
Nanny's chums at Bayards Hill Primary School in Barton have taken it upon themselves to inspect the contents of tuck boxes (lunch containers to you), and confiscate foods that they consider to be the creation of Beelzebub!
Nanny knicked the kids' chocolate and crisps.
In my day she just confiscated your porn mags!
Keith Ponsford, the headteacher of Bayards Hill Primary School in Barton, admitted that maybe his said staff had been "a bit vigorous".
Last term the school wrote to parents urging them not to send their children in with chocolate and crisps.
On the subject of crisps I offer you the following thoughts and factoids:
1 They are a very good source of vitamin C...yes, really!
2 My mum used to make home made crisps for me to take to school, with grated cheese and extra salt. They were bloody good, and they did me no harm; I am 42, gorgeous, slim and am told that I have the body of a 41 year old.
Yah boo and sucks to you Nanny!
Anyhoo, Nanny confiscated all the offending snacks.
Poor Christopher Cummins, aged seven, fell foul of Nanny's tuck off regime; much to the annoyance of his mum, Debbie.
In true British style, she and 20 other mums marched to the school this week to give Nanny a right old ear bashing.
"I've got no problem with healthy eating I've got a problem with schools and the Government telling me what to do.
Christopher's packed lunch contained a sandwich, fruit juice, a yoghurt, a packet of crisps and a chocolate biscuit.
Normally I give them a mixed salad with apples,
grapes and pear.
What made me angry was that the school canteen actually served pizza and chips
the same day it was taking packets of crisps off children.
So it's one rule for hot and one for cold?
How long until they start telling us what to give them at home?
Where are they going to draw the line
about how we bring up our own children?"
Assistant head Elma Cameron is coordinating the health drive, and said that the school would hold workshops with parents to help them improve their children's health.
Good grief...work shops!
It is not the state's place to act as "mother and father"...of course Nanny does this to ensure that she makes us dependent on her.
However, those of you are worried that your child's human rights will be infringed by this new hard line approach from Nanny should have no fear.
Children will still be able to bring the following items into school, unencumbered:
- Mobile phones
- Body piercings
Nanny will of course also still be serving children the reprocessed high fat muck, that we all know and love, in her canteens!
Tuck Off Nanny!
PS My Mum's crisps recipe is as follows:
-Peel a large spud
-Use the potato peeler then to make the crisps
-Soak in water, then dry thoroughly
-Plunge into hot oil, and cook until just turning golden brown (the centres should be slightly soggy in my view)
Season with salt and grated cheese...Yum!
They can be stored in greaseproof paper when carried to school.