The TV’s saturated with ‘review of the year’ shows, lists of ‘2013’s most embarrassing celebrity moments’ and special editions of every gameshow going right now. So I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon, and share my picks of the school food blogs I’ve loved this year:
- This one from school food writer Siobhan O’Neill pulls out some wonderful themes about school meals in Japan – from which we could all learn a lot!
- In February, our former Chief Executive, Judy Hargadon, wasn’t impressed with some school meals comments by Iceland boss, Malcolm Walker
- We can’t let 2013 go by without mentioning the School Food Plan. Millions of words have been written about the themes of the plan, but this blog for Mumsnet by the plan’s co-author, John Vincent, summed things up beautifully
- The announcement that all children in Reception and years 1 and 2 at school will get free school meals from September 2014 had steam coming off the keyboards of commentators on the left, right and centre – this debate on the Guardian’s blog is a great read
- And this piece from John McDermott on the FT blog was another good one. We’re still waiting for the government’s proposals on how free school meals will work with Universal Credit, but a free lunch at school for all children living in poverty should be the starting point.
What were your favourite school foodie blogs of 2013? Drop your links below!
Jeremy Boardman heads up our schools team. Email Jeremy.