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NellyJob Thu 08-Nov-12 21:34:09

a joke when the morbidly obese 'food tech' teacher ditches the healthy recipes from the school cook book and has the class make a super sugary swiss roll? when i say fat, I mean she is so heavy as to not be able to wear normal clothes or stand up straight? and she is teaching my daughter about nutrition when all these years I have been doing my best to keep her slim and fit? and this teachers daughter is also obese as are her husband and son.....
or would I sound like a twat complaining about this?

WorraLiberty Thu 08-Nov-12 21:38:08

If you brought the teachers weight into it or her family's then yes you would sound like a twat.

If however, you don't (for whatever reason) want your DD making a swiss roll at school...then I suppose you've a right to complain.

But you'll probably sound like an OTT twat if I'm honest.

Mrsjay Thu 08-Nov-12 21:38:11

you are a twat for posting about it why are you so worried about your daughters weight it was just a cake fgs normal clothes? does she go around with a sheet then why are you so concerned about a teachers weight,

dd does cooking at school and will make cakes and puddings but her teacher is skinny is that ok then

NellyJob Thu 08-Nov-12 21:39:08

ok i am a twat

lovebunny Thu 08-Nov-12 21:40:24

fantastic. not only a school to complain about but also the teacher is fat.

go ahead and complain. see if you can wrench the fat woman from her job. that should give her an incentive to lose weight. with a bit of luck her entire family will be short of money and will have to cut back on food.

you people only send your children to school so you have something to complain about.

can't read you right, you're losing signal - the bridge is in the way. i'd throw you a biscuit but the sugar might make you fat.

WorraLiberty Thu 08-Nov-12 21:40:43

If your DD is slim and fit, why clutch your pearls over her eating a couple of slices of swiss roll?

hiddenhome Thu 08-Nov-12 21:41:18

School cooking lessons are supposed to be shite. It's the only way the teaching staff can truly torment the parents grin

I spent £10 on ingredients for ds1 and he returned with inedible mush which ended up in the bin. When I did cookery in the 80s they taught us to make proper stuff like soup, scones, baked potato etc.

DialMforMummy Thu 08-Nov-12 21:41:36


kinkyfuckery Thu 08-Nov-12 21:42:18

If your family's diets are fine elsewhere, a couple of slices of swiss roll won't make your daughter fat.
Obviously, being taught by a fat teacher will, alone, turn your daughter into a fatty-fat-fatso. Get her sacked.

NellyJob Thu 08-Nov-12 21:42:54

well my point really was that schools are on their high horses about 'healthy eating' and have this little cook book, but the fat one just ditches the healthy recipes and has them make swiss roll...
tasted fine tho'...

NellyJob Thu 08-Nov-12 21:43:21

but thanks for your input, I am being a bit vile I know.

JambalayaCodfishPie Thu 08-Nov-12 21:44:43

Every week? She makes swiss roll every week?

kinkyfuckery Thu 08-Nov-12 21:44:54

Bit vile? You're being utterly abhorant.

JambalayaCodfishPie Thu 08-Nov-12 21:45:05

A bit vile?

LFCisTarkaDahl Thu 08-Nov-12 21:45:59

I would have been so happy if they'd made a Swiss roll, they're yum and actually involve cooking.

Unlike the £10 fruit fucking salad I forked out for hmm

WorraLiberty Thu 08-Nov-12 21:46:03

<< Face - desk >>

But healthy eating does not and has never meant you can't stuff a slice of swiss roll in your mouth now and then.

It's about moderation and balance.

If you're DD sees you with a face like a camel licking sherbet off its dick every time she eats something sweet, she's quite likely to end up the size of the teacher...and with just as many food issues.

NellyJob Thu 08-Nov-12 21:46:12

most weeks yes.
lovebunny are you a 'food tech' teacher, perchance?

DialMforMummy Thu 08-Nov-12 21:46:14

"the fat one". Are you a Swiss troll?

snooter Thu 08-Nov-12 21:47:31

What are the lessons supposed to be about? If they are supposed to teach children to cook edible, nutritious meals then I don't think a Swiss Roll would count as one of the five-a-day. If they are just for fun, to make cakes & other yummy stuff then fair enough. The fat teacher is probably OK in the kitchen - never trust a thin cook.

WorraLiberty Thu 08-Nov-12 21:47:36

Dial! grin

NellyJob Thu 08-Nov-12 21:48:00

yes ' a bit vile' - a grossly obese woman is teaching about nutrition? should I not notice that she wears a marquee?

NellyJob Thu 08-Nov-12 21:49:46

snooter the lessons come with a booklet about healthy eating from the government...
whatever I realise now that I do sound nasty, perhaps dealing with the school has brought out my inner teenager.
Good swiss roll though...

kinkyfuckery Thu 08-Nov-12 21:49:55

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thewashfairy Thu 08-Nov-12 21:50:48

I agree school cooking lessons are a joke. All my DC learned was how to make cakes,'fruit salad' (chop up some fruit and pour orange juice over it shock and spaghetti bolognese (bring in mince,ready sauce and spaghetti,mix and that's it......).
They should teach the children how to cook from scratch and about the importance of using good quality ingredients. ( in our case I do that myself,at home,but am aware not all children/parents are able to do this)

As for your comments about the teacher and her family being obese,bit harsh,but I can see where you are coming from. Might be hard for the pupils to take her advice serious if it's obvious she doesn't take that advice to heart herself. (disclaimer,assuming there are no underlying medical problems that cause her to be obese)

healstorturepeople Thu 08-Nov-12 21:51:52

Op your attitude disgusts me.

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