15 Jun '12, 1pm

Nine-year-old’s lunch blog gets banned by politicians, then unbanned by internet outrage

Nine-year-old’s lunch blog gets banned by politicians, then unbanned by internet outrage

But Martha’s blog was bigger than the council’s territory. She made changes on the home front — besides the “unlimited fruit and veg” thing, she reported a “special visitor at school who wears a white coat and hair net,” who checked what kids were eating and what they were throwing away. (I assume this was an effort to eliminate waste, but it could have been a spy from the council trying to prove that kids don’t need sufficient lunch. I wouldn’t put anything past these people.) But she also raised money for a charity called Mary’s Meals, which feeds needy kids internationally – in fact, rage-donations from pissed-off fans skyrocketed her fundraising to $35,000 (!!!) after the shutdown. And she collected photos of school lunches from around the world, some of which are pretty encouraging …

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