• Petitioned Argyll and Bute Council

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Argyll and Bute Council

Lift the ban on the Never Seconds blog about school dinners

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      Edinburgh Eye

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June 2012

Victory

After a huge online campaign, the Leader of Argyll and Bute council appeared on the BBC's World at One programme to reverse the decision.

http://audioboo.fm/boos/847428-argyll-and-bute-council-reverse-neverseconds-camera-ban-live-on-the-world-at-one

Thanks to everyone who signed this petition, you were part of a huge effort to keep Never Seconds going!

Jamie Oliver, School Meals Manifesto: "...if our kids are also getting a tasty, nutritious meal at lunchtime, their prospects are even better. It’s been proven time and time again during the last five years that a healthy school meal improves a child’s ability to learn and do well at school. We can’t ignore that; we must continue to feed our children better, even better. We must invest in our kids; they are the future and they deserve it.”

With her dad's camera, with the knowledge and approval of her parents, VEG took a photo of her school dinner every day and posted it to her blog. She started getting sent photos of school dinners being eaten by other kids all over the world, and sharing one of those photos every day.

http://neverseconds.blogspot.co.uk

She used the blog to raise money for a charity, Mary's Meals:

http://www.justgiving.com/neverseconds

Today (14th June 2012) Argyll and Bute council ordered VEG to stop taking photos of her school dinner because her blog, Never Seconds, was attracting too much attention.

http://neverseconds.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/goodbye.html

They're embarrassed. That's not a good reason.

Ask Argyll and Bute Council to lift their ban on VEG taking photos of her school dinners for her blog. It's a great blog, it's a great idea, and if it shines a revealing light on how bad Scottish school dinners can be, that's all to the good.

http://www.schoolfoodmatters.com/why-school-food-matters.html

 

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    • m a NAALDWIJK, NETHERLANDS
      • almost 2 years ago

      Children should eat healthy wholesome food and it's every children's right to stand up for what they are being fed!!! Healthy food is not a privilege, it's a fundamental right, as is freedom of speech!

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    • Natalia Millamán VIEDMA, ARGENTINA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Es lo que corresponde: defender la libertad de expresión.

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    • Joshua Jolly KIDDERMINSTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      it is a gross breach of a persons freedom of speech and rights

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    • Deborah Paterson HOLSWORTHY, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I have been following this young girls blog and it has helped me to broaden my own childrens food knowledge and tastes, I think it is rediculous that you have stopped this girls right to photograph her food. She never once spoke badly of the foods that she was being served. She has reached the whole world with her blog.

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    • Ben Summers LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      The morons at the council acted illegally and should have their pictures published so that we can identify them. Idiots of the first order who thought they could bully a little girl. Despicable.

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