Swedish Lunch Lady Ordered to Stop Making 'Too Good' Food, 'Unfair' to Kids at Other Schools

Americans have a first lady dictating what students can eat in school. Sweden's apparently worse.

According to Swedish website The Local, a lunch lady in Falun has been ordered to stop cooking food for elementary school students that is "too good."

Annika Eriksson makes lunches consisting of newly baked bread and an assortment of 15 vegetables for her students at the school.

But the local municipality has order her to "bring it down a notch since other schools do not receive the same calibre of food."

You see, that's "unfair."

Her menu also doesn't comply with a 2011 "healthy diet scheme."

According to The Local, Katarina Lindberg, head of the unit responsible for the school diet scheme, told the local Falukuriren newspaper, "A menu has been developed... It is about making a collective effort on quality, to improve school meals overall and to try and ensure everyone does the same."

As a result, Eriksson's new offerings will consist of one half less vegetables and store-bought bread rather than her handmade ones.

A petition has been launched by fourth-graders to get Eriksson's menu back.

Stay tuned.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.