9-Year-Old Who Changed School Lunches Silenced By Politicians

Maryn McKenna, Wired, Jun 15, 2012
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Take a few moments to look at the Never Seconds blog before it disappears. It was created by a nine-year old student to document the appalling food served at his school cafeteria. Martha Payne of western Scotland received wide publicity for he effort and after the blog went viral the food at her school began to improve. My favourite bit of the blog are the meal ratings and in particular the 'pieces of hair' count. Why mention it now? Her school has decided that it will no longer allow its food to be photographed, so Payne is being forced to shut the blog down. The school is sending exactly the wrong message, of course. "If you’d like to tell the Argyll and Bute Council, who made the decision, exactly how idiotic they’ve been, their webpage is here. (And they are @argyllandbute on Twitter.)"

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