Teachers can lawfully “confiscate, keep or destroy” unhealthy snacks in children’s school lunch boxes, a Government minister has said.
Lord Nash, an education minister, said that the child in question and a second member of staff should be present during the search. Parents must also be warned that the searches might take place.
The peer was answering question in the House of Lords about the powers that “teachers in the state sector have to inspect children's lunch boxes and to confiscate items that they deem unsuitable”.
Lord Nash said it was up to school governors “whether to ban certain products to promote healthy eating`.
Since British children presumably still eat breakfast and dinner at home with their parents, shouldn´t the government officials also have legal power to search their cupboards and refrigerators and `confiscate, keep or destroy` anything they `deem unsuitable` as to `promote healthy eating`?´With their consent, of course.
Every time I think things are going downhill in my country I only have to look to UK to realise how lucky we are over here. To begin with, the majority of our schoolchildren eat their lunches at home, with their mothers and siblings.
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