Awful school dinners have parents fuming at inedible meals served to kids

Parents have been left fuming at what they've slammed as "inedible" and "ridiculous" school dinners at their children's secondary school.

The Welsh school has come under fire after images of the nasty food were shared and posted on social media.

Ysgol Dyffryn Taf in Carmarthenshire has been criticised for serving "shocking" and "bloody awful" grub to the students after a now viral post sparked furious parents to speak out, Wales Online reports.

One parent said the school "should be ashamed of themselves for serving that to children".

Another parent, having seen the images for the first time, claimed: “My kids said they were bad but I didn’t think it was this bad."

Another claimed: “That’s why my son’s coming home starving. He did mention the food was awful but I never imagined it was this bad.

"Absolutely vile – he’s actually been sick a couple of times in school where I’ve had to pick him up. I’m seriously questioning now whether the food made him ill.”

Shelley Webb, who's child goes to the secondary school, posted a number of images online after getting sick of hearing her daughter complain about the state of the food.

“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,” claimed Shelley.

“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!”

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It is understood that many parents are now giving their children packed lunches following the exposure of the food online.

Fuming parent Shelley is now calling on the local authority to take action.

“There needs to be a bit of value for money,” she said.

“£2.60 for what my daughter gets is not enough to eat, even if the food was nice – which it isn’t, it’s inedible, I believe. We as parents wouldn’t mind spending money on school dinners if they were nice and provided a good meal.

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"I believe the quality of food is awful and the kids are either not eating or just eating a little bit and then coming home hungry. It’s horrendous and it's something that needs to be addressed.”

Carmarthenshire Council, the authority responsible for education and school dinners at Ysgol Dyffryn Taf, has said it is now looking into the matter urgently.

The council's director of education and children’s services, Gareth Morgans, said: “We are investigating these concerns as a matter of urgency now that it has been brought to our attention and would like to reassure parents that arrangements are in place to address this situation.

"If parents/guardians or pupils have any concerns about the standard of food in Carmarthenshire schools, we would encourage them to contact [email protected]

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