School dinners becoming unhealthy again

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The people who supply the food for school meals say that menus could be changing for the worse again.

They say cheap and unhealthy foods are creeping back onto menus despite a big campaign a few years ago by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.

That campaign got a law passed that said schools had to provide more healthy lunches for kids.

But new schools that are opening across England, called academies, don't have to obey that law and are ordering cheaper, unhealthy food.

We asked you what you thought about the state of your school dinners and you had plenty to say about it!

Your Comments:

"Our school meals used to be really nice, but now they're going from bad to worse."

Alice, 10, Devon, England

"My school dinners are terrible. I am a vegetarian and the only options are veg with revolting cheese on the top or radish and hummus sandwiches. The meat options are way better!"

Amina, 9, London, England

"In my school the dinners are healthy and very nice. We only have chips and fish cake on a Friday."

Connor, 10, Liverpool, England

"I like school dinners. Sometimes it can be gross, but there's tasty stuff on the menu. It doesn't matter if it's healthy or unhealthy it's the pupil's choice."

Harry, 11, Aberdeen, Scotland

"Our school meals are not very nice. The custard has no sugar and the main courses are very dry and look boring. Jamie Oliver would be very cross if he came to our school!"

Caitlyn, 10, County Durham, England

"I think my school dinners are horrible, they always taste like greasy slop- like the school dinners in cartoons!"

Kyle, 10, Cambridge, England

"Our school dinners are really nice we always have a piece of fruit for afters, apart from Fridays when we have chocolate pudding!"

Harry, 11, Norwich, England

"School dinners are horrible, I have packed lunch I like it better and you don't have to wait in a line."

Kira, 12, Bristol, England

"My school meals used to be horrible and unhealthy, but now they are much better and they are healthy, apart from every Friday we have pizza!"

Lauren, 11, Halifax, England

"At my school the school dinners are always slimy and greasy. I don't think I have ever had a nice school meal."

George, 12, Crawley, England

"Our school dinners are nice and not greasy but I think there are too many vegetables."

Karla, 11, Belfast, Northern Ireland

"School dinners at my school are really nice! We have pasta, curry and beef burgers and they are healthy too! Very nice and good variety."

Owen, 13, Prestatyn, Wales

"Our school dinners are gross. It's only nice when we have fish and pizza on a Friday. They put no thought into cooking."

Ellie, 12, Manchester, England

"I hate my school dinners because they are greasy and oily."

Annamay, 11, Worcestershire, England

"My school dinners are really nice! We have pasta, curry, sandwiches, pick and mix salads and so much more!"

Olivia, 12, London, England

"My school dinners used to be amazing but all of a sudden they have switched to cheap nasty solutions."

Joshua, 11, Derbyshire, England

"Our canteen sells food like pizza, burgers and then there's stuff like donuts and muffins, not a vegetable in sight!"

Georgie, 14, Warwickshire, England

"It's not that my meals are getting unhealthy it's that they cost too much to buy even the pudding."

Krystian, 12, Yorkshire, England

"Our school dinners are revolting, they are so bad that I have a packed lunch."

Joe, 10, Ipswich, England

"The food is way too under-cooked and I think something should be done about it!"

Ellie, 10, Bristol, England

"Our school has a cafe and it's great. You choose what you like, there's sandwiches, subs and pasta. It's great but they're too expensive."

Charlie, 13, Southampton, England

"My school dinners are fine because we have a good balance of food."

Joseph, 11, East Sussex, England

"At my school the dinners are real bad!"

Xara, 9, Newcastle, England

"Our school dinners are full of fat, gross, or over- or under-cooked."

Kyle, 10, Manchester, England