Ban on lunch ladyís food a ímisunderstandingí
2012-10-11 0:00

By Sanne Schim van der Loeff | TheLocal.se

A lunch lady whose food was "too good" for students at a Swedish school will be able to continue offering her tasty concoctions after local authorities said the episode was a "misunderstanding" -- an explanation that doesnít sit well with the cook.



ďIt feels like a stab in the back,Ē Annica Eriksson, the cook at Vikaskolan in Falun, told The Local.

Eriksson sparked reactions around the world when it emerged that she had been instructed to stop baking fresh bread and offering students a fresh vegetable buffet.

According to Eriksson, local authorities in Falun told her her food was "too good" and that it was "unfair" to students at other schools, arguing that her menu failed to adhere to a recently introduced nutrition programme.

The ensuing wave of negative publicity, including protests from students and teachers, prompted municipality officials to call a meeting with Eriksson to discuss the matter.

At the meeting, held Monday afternoon, Eriksson was told by the nutrition project leader Katarina Lindberg that local authorities would not stand in the way of her aspirations to offer pupils home-made bread and fresh vegetables.

ďAnnica misunderstood us, of course she can bake her own bread,Ē Lindberg told The Local.

She pointed to a statement released by the municipality on Monday which also attributed the episode to "miscommunication".

"What weíve said that the fruits and vegetables should be chosen according to season; itís a matter of taking environment and climate considerations into account," Lindberg is quoted as saying in the statement.

While school cook Eriksson was happy to learn she can continue to add her own touch to the food served at Vikaskolan, she expressed her frustration at the municipalityís attempt to describe the matter as a misunderstanding.

ďAt a meeting on September 24th I was told that I had to cook like the rest of Falunís schools,Ē Eriksson told The Local.

ďThatís what I did and then parents complained and called the press.Ē

According to Eriksson, other officials at the meeting explained that she needed to follow the guidelines of a 2011 nutrition project aimed at bringing up the level of school cooking within all schools of Falun.

She left the meeting confused as to why Falun municipality officials deemed her methods as unsatisfactory with respect to the nutrition programme.

Eriksson now believes Lindberg and others local officials in Falun felt compelled to act after being backed into a corner by a storm of negative publicity.

ďNow they are saying they never told me to bring down the level of cooking and that itís my mistake," she said.

While Lindberg acknowledged that her colleagues were aware of the negative publicity, she emphasized that the interests of the children were what really mattered.

ďWe are all affected by the events and the media attention this received,Ē Lindberg said.

ďThis is about childrenís food, that is our future.Ē


Article from: thelocal.se




Related Articles


Latest News from our Front Page

Better Identification of Viking Corpses Reveals: Half of the Warriors Were Female
2015-04-25 4:52
Shieldmaidens are not a myth! A recent archaeological discovery has shattered the stereotype of exclusively male Viking warriors sailing out to war while their long-suffering wives wait at home with baby Vikings. (We knew it! We always knew it.) Plus, some other findings are challenging that whole ‚Äúrape and pillage‚ÄĚ thing, too. Researchers at the University of Western Australia decided ...
Off Your Knees, Germany! Ernst Zundel 1983 - 2003
2015-04-25 1:15
For more information on the holocaust, how the war was forced upon Germany, and the REAL victims of the second world war see: http://gblt.webs.com/Real_Holocaust.htm http://web.archive.org/web/20130806074314/http://www.666blacksun.org/ http://www.zundelsite.org/
IRS Drops Attack For Six Years ‚Äď No Evidence of Jurisdiction
2015-04-24 20:29
A big congrats to a friend I‚Äôve been working with for several years, he stood up to the predators commonly called the ‚ÄúIRS‚ÄĚ and they dropped their attack. Thanks also for providing me with the proof below. The criminals called the ‚ÄúIRS‚ÄĚ initiated an attack claiming my friend was required to file six tax returns, or explain how he made ...
Into Eternity - Finland's 100,000 Year Massive Underground Spent Nuclear Fuel Program
2015-04-24 20:49
Into Eternity is a documentary about a deep geological repository for nuclear waste. The concept of long-term underground storage for radioactive waste has been explored since the 1950s. The inner part of the Russian doll-like storage canisters is to be composed of copper. Hence in the case of Onkalo it is tightly linked to experiments on copper corrosion in running ...
SPLC Accuses Oath Keepers of Inciting ‚ÄúArmed Confrontation‚ÄĚ Over Sugar Pine Mine
2015-04-24 20:22
The Southern Poverty Law Center has accused Oath Keepers of inciting an armed confrontation with BLM authorities over the Sugar Pine Mine dispute in Oregon, despite the fact that the organization has explicitly stated that it is not promoting armed confrontation with the feds. In an article provocatively posted on the organization‚Äôs ‚ÄėHatewatch‚Äô section entitled Oath Keepers Descend Upon Oregon with ...
More News »