FIRST CLASS: What’s best - school dinners or packed lunches?

LUNCH TIME: Rossmere Primary pupils Amy McPartlin, Paige Burnett, Tamzin Liddle, Luke Cormack, Joe White and Billy Ellis.
LUNCH TIME: Rossmere Primary pupils Amy McPartlin, Paige Burnett, Tamzin Liddle, Luke Cormack, Joe White and Billy Ellis.
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THE nation’s eating habits are always in the news these days, with many medical experts criticising the type of food we eat and the growing problem of obesity.

We visited Rossmere Primary School, in Hartlepool, to find out what some of the Year 6 pupils there had for lunch and whether they brought their own packed lunches or stayed for school dinners.

Paige Burnett said: “I have school dinners because it keeps you warm.

“In the summer I take a packed lunch, but when it’s cold I have a school dinner, which is the best of both worlds.”

Luke Cormack said: “I have a packed munch because I prefer them.

“My favourite is a sandwich, a muffin, some fruits and a cheese string.

“I make it myself and choose what goes in it.”

Billy Ellis said: “I like packed lunches and bring a sandwich, an apple and some crisps.

“I don’t like school dinners because the mash is really lumpy. They don’t really have a sweet, it’s just fruit or some cake.”

Paige Tamzin Liddle said: “I bring a packed lunch and my favourite is when I have yoghurt, crisps and fruit. I put my packed lunch together.”

Amy McPartlin said: “I have school dinner because my mam says it’s easier.

“Fish fingers are my favourite, but I don’t like the mash.”

Joe White said: “I have a packed lunch.

“You can make your own and choose it yourself.

“I choose what I want, but my dad makes it.

“We don’t ever swap food with others because we aren’t allowed.”