"Council agrees that the recent changes (as listed below) to the provision of hot meals to Nursery, Primary and Secondary school children have been a serious mistake, which will have a negative effect on the uptake of healthy school meals:
- The removal of a hot lunchtime meal for Nursery School children
- The "mothballing" of several Primary School kitchens
- The removal of a hot lunchtime meal for all Secondary School children"
All relates to the ongoing debate on school meals, which I've mentioned extensively on the blog.
Now, I just cannot see what is 'troublesome' about this motion - read that Press Article again; and note the bit right at the bottom where our esteemed Convener of Education states (correctly) that, "this comes down to take-up – the more children who eat school meals, the more revenue we will have to spend."
Solution: have the honesty to admit the actions above, which have actually lowered school meal take-up, were a serious mistake and just say sorry.