Not Buying It – School Meals

I would like to buy school meals. Really I would. And for almost the duration of an academic year I did, for my Daughter.

The idea that I am supporting the local school and my child is receiving a hot, nutritious balanced meal sounds perfect to me.

However there’s always been a niggling doubt that if I sat down and costed it all out, that the maths wouldn’t add up. And in reality, the meal wasn’t as nutritious as I would have liked. That isn’t to say one wasn’t offered, all the main component parts were available. What my Daughter chose to put on her tray was another matter.

The ‘ole brain started a whirring. I love a price comparison, so I decided to calculate how much a packed lunch costs, the way we do it at Chez Wright.

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