Swedish Lunch Lady Told Food is Too Good for Students

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Your memories of lunch room cafeterias, like mine,  probably revolve around mass produced “beef” patties, unnatural-looking vegetables in industrial steam trays, and…um….sturdy looking women hefting ladles that could double as truncheons. Lunch time was something you endured rather than enjoyed. (I still remember something that they called a “Mexican Pizza” that would probably be considered a culinary hate crime today…) You’re probably glad those days are long over, but for a group of kids in Falun, Sweden, they are only now beginning.

School cafeteria Head Chef Annika Eriksson is guilty of nothing but making sure that her little customers had the very best meal that she could provide: fresh-made bread, wide selections of vegetables, and meats of all sorts. Sadly, no good deed goes unpunished, and now school district officials have instructed Eriksson to stop cooking her scrumptious spreads in favor of a district-wide meal plan. Officials feel that it’s unfair for the students at Annika’s school to get such great meals while other schools comply with the food plan, and unsurprisingly, they’d rather Eriksson to take her meals down several notches instead of attempting to make the same delicious food for the other children.

While I can’t comment on what the school lunch system is like in Europe, it is a big business here in the United States, and like any business, it’s about the bottom line. Big Food corporations win contracts by supplying low-quality produce and meats at cut-rate prices, with little thought to the welfare of students and their individual health requirements. Hopefully, Falun’s meal plan won’t involve such a thing.

In any case, I feel for you, young people of Falun. Skip the Mexican pizza.

 

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22 Responses to Swedish Lunch Lady Told Food is Too Good for Students

  1. BuzzCoastin October 9, 2012 at 12:47 am #

    just one more excellent reason to get rid of schools
    oh wait
    who’ll babysit the kids while Mom & Dad are slaving at the salt mine?

  2. BuzzCoastin October 9, 2012 at 12:47 am #

    just one more excellent reason to get rid of schools
    oh wait
    who’ll babysit the kids while Mom & Dad are slaving at the salt mine?

    • Yup! October 9, 2012 at 9:41 am #

      Ronald To feed them salty French fries!

    • Yup! October 9, 2012 at 9:41 am #

      Ronald To feed them salty French fries!

    • "Big" Richard Johnson October 9, 2012 at 10:33 am #

      The Marine Corps. is a fantastic babysitting service.

    • "Big" Richard Johnson October 9, 2012 at 10:33 am #

      The Marine Corps. is a fantastic babysitting service.

      • Ross October 9, 2012 at 12:27 pm #

         Naw …. It just turns kids into freakin’ psychopathic monsters.

      • Ross October 9, 2012 at 12:27 pm #

         Naw …. It just turns kids into freakin’ psychopathic monsters.

        • razzlebathbone October 10, 2012 at 2:46 am #

           I think that’s the idea.

        • razzlebathbone October 10, 2012 at 2:46 am #

           I think that’s the idea.

  3. Shitbag October 9, 2012 at 11:21 am #

    Ehh another article that makes me sick. Maybe humanity is hopeless after all… Shut up and eat your pink slime you maggots!!!

  4. Shitbag October 9, 2012 at 11:21 am #

    Ehh another article that makes me sick. Maybe humanity is hopeless after all… Shut up and eat your pink slime you maggots!!!

  5. zobop republic October 9, 2012 at 12:11 pm #

    I thought Sweden was a Socialist paradise.  Now they want to take away “good food”.  Wow, austerity measures suck!  :(

  6. zobop republic October 9, 2012 at 12:11 pm #

    I thought Sweden was a Socialist paradise.  Now they want to take away “good food”.  Wow, austerity measures suck!  :(

    • Eric Fischer October 9, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

      Unfortunately, that’s the true endgame of socialism. Everyone will be equally screwed.

    • Eric Fischer October 9, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

      Unfortunately, that’s the true endgame of socialism. Everyone will be equally screwed.

      • Andrew October 9, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

        While that’s probably true of complete socialism, it isn’t necessarily true of a mixed economy.

      • Andrew October 9, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

        While that’s probably true of complete socialism, it isn’t necessarily true of a mixed economy.

  7. InfvoCuernos October 9, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

    So, was she serving swedish meatballs?
     

  8. InfvoCuernos October 9, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

    So, was she serving swedish meatballs?
     

  9. Phoenix October 11, 2012 at 10:54 am #

    Why is it happenning? Money, people. Money.

    Fuck you capitalism.

  10. Phoenix October 11, 2012 at 10:54 am #

    Why is it happenning? Money, people. Money.

    Fuck you capitalism.

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