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School kids are coming home hungry due to ‘vile and inedible’ school meals

Schools kids in South Wales have been coming home having not eaten due to the disgusting food on offer.

Ysgol Dyffryn Taf, in the Carmarthenshire town of Whitland, has come under fire after photos of food served to pupils was shared on social media.

Parents say children at the secondary school either refuse to eat their meals, or can’t finish them, meaning they’ve been coming home hungry. One said: ‘My kids said they were bad but I didn’t think it was this bad’.

Describing the food as ‘absolutely vile’, another added: ‘That’s why my son’s coming home starving. He did mention the food was awful but I never imagined it was this bad.’

‘The school changed their food in the past couple of months and since then not only has the selection got smaller, but the portion sizes have too,’ she said.

‘Both the quantity and the quality of the food the children get is ridiculous. It’s £2.60 for what they call a “nutritious main meal”.

‘It’s basically one sausage, one scoop of mash, some carrots and cranberry sauce. I think it’s 95p for one fish finger.’

For Shelley and other parents, this is an issue which has been festering for a while, ever since the quality of the food at Ysgol Dyffryn Taf seemingly dipped. But it took seeing pictures of some of the dinners for many to start raising concerns.

‘My daughter has complained about the quality of the food and the size of the portions before but I just thought she was moaning about school dinners in general like a lot of kids do,’ said Shelley.

‘But she showed me some of the pictures and I believed her. The portion sizes aren’t big enough to feed a four-year-old, never mind teenagers.

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