I have an ongoing issue with our 12 year old Son. He started secondary school in September and the current issue were facing is in regards to school lunch.
He currently gets 'Free School Lunches' in the form of vouchers for the canteen to buy his lunch, recently our son told us that he has been using this money to buy two cans of fizzy and two giant cookies, this isn't a one off occurrence, everyday he will choose to spend his voucher on sweets and fizzy drinks instead of a main meal at his school.
I've tried emailing the school to enquire about their rules on what children can spend their money on at lunch, but had no reply. I've tried having a discussion with him about healthy food choices and the importance of nutritious foods to no avail.
Obviously I'm really concerned that on most days he will refuse to eat breakfast then use his money to buy cookies and full sugared fizzy drinks, so that his diet of the whole school day will consist of nothing but sugar. His behaviour is deteriorating at school and we often get reports that he is 'acting silly', 'flopping about' and generally just not paying attention.
Does anyone else have any experience of this or any further suggestions on how best to tackle this?
ashbydela1988 · 21/07/2015 19:43
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