Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Fantastic sports day today. It wasn't too hot and the wind kept the midgies away. Midgies are tiny flies that bite you and suck your blood. Scotland is famous for them but they can't fly if it's windy. I like the wind. In the three legged race there were four teams. My friend and I were running really fast and were in first place when we tripped and went flying! Two teams overtook whilst we were picking ourselves off the floor but we managed to get a third. It didn't matter because it was just for fun. Overall I got a 1st in the long run, 1st in the sprint and 3rd in the three legged.


Today's lunch was special because it's my favourite. There was no soup on today but it didn't matter because I wouldn't have chosen it over ice-cream and shortbread. I googled the Hindi for fantastic so I can say my chicken curry was शानदार (śānadāra)! I mix the rice and curry together but I put the broccoli in the cup holder so I can eat it afterwards. I always eat my shortbread before the ice-cream. The shortbread is really nice because it's covered in sugar. The teachers told everyone in school today that we are all allowed fruit everyday but today I chose not to have any.

Food-o-meter- 10/10 I told you its my favourite!
Mouthfuls- 36
Courses- main/dessert
Health Rating- 7/10
Price- £2
Pieces of hair- 0
Wristband- Orange

Thanks to Emily from Shetland (9 seconds because I knew it was part of Scotland) who is in Sendai, Japan (32 seconds) where she teaches English in a Primary School for sending me this photo.


'Students always have milk and they have to bring their own chopsticks. My chopsticks are Winnie the Pooh! Students always eat in their classrooms at their desks and there is no choice (everyone eats the same thing). The food in this lunch is fish, seaweed rice, tofu and egg soup and salad with sesame dressing.' Emily adds that the meal costs 250yen, about £2.

It looks like Emily keeps her chopsticks in a case. I like the idea of eating at my desk but it's probably too messy!

I really enjoyed my curry today and I'd love to see some meals from India please! I'd be grateful for photos of all your lunches and ratings to neverseconds@gmail.com

VEG






28 comments:

  1. So that's chicken curry, is it? I can't see much evidence of any chicken!

    Congratulations on your firsts in the long run and sprint, Veg.

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  2. Hi Veg, I'm a Brazilian journalist that works for Vida Simples (Simple Life) magazine. If your dad agrees, would you mind if I sent you some questions about your blog? We want to write an article about what you're doing and the changes it caused. My email is diogoarodriguez [at] gmail [dot] com. Thank you and congrats!

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  3. wah... very-very good this blog, inspiration for the world... pls continues your ideas...

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  4. Veg, I did a post on my blog about NeverSeconds. Hope you like. And congrats, it's an amazing idea. What you're doing is great, I hope that other kids do the same.

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  5. I'm really enjoying your blog and sharing it with my daughters, ages 8 and 6. We always have a nice discussion about what we like/dislike about the lunches in your pictures and how they differ from our American school lunches. We buy school lunches only one or two days a week for convenience and pack the other days. I am not a big fan of the junk food served on most days. I would love to see more packed lunches from different places!
    Keep up the good work!

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  6. Hi! I've been following your blog since joanna at cupofjo posted about it. I think your idea was fantastic! I'm a 22 year old reader in the US. I was homeschooled, so school lunches kind of fascinate me. lol Keep up the great work!

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  7. I could have predicted that the amount of chicken would be modest, but ONE piece of broccoli? Good Heavens.

    If I were in charge of your lunches, you'd be getting much more broccoli than that, believe me. And often.

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    1. Actually, I'm okay with the amount of chicken. But I do agree that one little broccoli stem (looks like most of the florettes have been cut off), hardly qualifies this lunch for a 7 out of 10 ten "health rating."

      Again, there are a lot of essentially nutritionally empty starches. Rice + bread + naan.

      Add in the shortbread and ice cream, and this lunch is mostly starch and sugar.

      I do understand that Veg had the option of fruit and chose not to have any, but -- as is -- I would give this a "health rating" of about 3. Remove at least one of the starches (why do you need bread if you already have rice and naan?) and double up on the vegetables and I would have felt a lot better about the nutritional value of this lunch.

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  8. Veg, I am so impressed by your blog! I am a college student in Texas and I am studying to be a primary school teacher. I would be very lucky to have such a talented girl in my class. Keep up the good work! I love reading about your lunches. :)

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  9. Hi Veg

    Glad you had a god sports day.
    here is what we had yesterday at My School

    http://todayschooldinner.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. Hi Veg,

    I'm from Germany and today there was an article of your Blog; great idea, nice posts and I hope your lunch tastes better soon.

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  11. Hi Veg again.

    Here is todays Lunch

    http://todayschooldinner.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. Hi,You Know Japanese Lunch Box ?

    It is BBC News.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16069217

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  13. Hi Veg
    I have had a nice read of your blog - but im confused by a few things and I think it would really benefit if you had an FAQ page.
    What are the coloured bands for?
    What are the seconds after you name a place?
    Where are you from?
    How old are you?

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    1. The colored bands denote Veg's menu selection for that day.

      The seconds after Veg names a place are how long it took her to find that place on a map. (Her father times her.)

      She is from Scotland. Considering that she is a 9-year old girl, that's really about as specific as anybody needs to get.

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  14. I feel hungry after saw your pictures. They look tasteful! :)

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  15. Really love to see what everyone is eating all around the world! Thank you so much for sharing :) Keep it up! (From Cleveland, Ohio, USA)

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  16. Very nice blog :) there was a short article about it in a Finnish tabloid magazine and that's how I found my way here. You have a very nice and fluent way of writing and it's extremely interesting to read your posts. Finnish students always say the food in our schools is bad or below standards which in most cases it isn't. When I was in elementary school my favorite weeks were the ones when we had a country themed menu. That meant that one day we had Chinese food, the second Mexican etc.
    Keep up the great work! Greetings from Helsinki, Finland.

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  17. Brilliant idea... Children from all schools should be able to rate their meals, to keep the quality and variety up. I would urge you and others to keep it up. As a parent it's nice to see what children are being served although there are some disasters posted there are some pretty good meals which you have rated positivley as 10/10.

    As adults we rate our meals an have no issues complaining in resturants if the food is not to a good standard and we prais the chefs when it's good. So why can't Children have their say? They are the customers and they have to consume what is provided. They have a responsibility to care about what they eat!

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  18. Pretty sure you will not find many Indian meals. Most Indians carry packed lunch from home. Mostly two pieces of chapati or a single man bread, with two types of curry. Otherwise one portion of flavored rice with veggie yogurts. Desert is almost always a cream biscuit.

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  19. I really like your blog, it's charming. I have sent a polite complaint to the council asking why they have chosen to ban you from taking photos and suggesting that they reconsider as it makes them look bad. Good luck with it, and I hope that (even if they don't back down) you continue to blog in some form, as it is great that you are making your voice heard. Best wishes

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  21. hi veg!
    I really liked the idea. And, I loved u googled the meaning of 'fantastic' in hindi. Keep blogging. :) (From India)

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