Six children have been removed from a primary school in England after the headmistress banned packed lunches.
Parents were informed about the new food policy on the last day of the school term in July, and despite many parents calling to complain about the decision, the movement went ahead.
Angry parents say that they like there children to have packed lunches so that they know their kids are having a nutritious meal and that the food is something their children will like and eat.
Packed lunches also save families a lot of money instead of having to pay for canteen lunches. However, the new policy now leaves parents the option to either let children have a school cooked lunch or go home.
There is only one meal option so if kids do not like what is being served, they go hungry.
One family angrily told reporters that the cost for their two children to go along with this new policy amounts to an extra £682.50 a year just for the lunches and they feel even worse for friends they know with four children.
The headmistress says that the school is not forcing anyone to do anything and that there is the option for parents to take their kids home for lunch if they do not wish to pay for school meals. However for many parents this is not possible around their work commitments.
So far there have been 6 children from 3 families removed from the school.
Article written by D Mulhern