Berkshire news Schoolgirl, 6, with eating disorder sent food she can't eat MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Her mum was also left frustrated when another hamper contained a loaf of bread that was nearly past its best before date

Berkshire news Schoolgirl, 6, with eating disorder sent food she can't eat MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Her mum was also left frustrated when another hamper contained a loaf of bread that was nearly past its best before date

Berkshire news  Schoolgirl, 6, with eating disorder sent food she can't eat MetiNews.Com
14 January 2021 - 15:46

Breaking News ! A mother claiming free school meals in Tilehurst had to send back a free hamper after it contained food her daughter couldn't eat because of her severe dietary requirement. The mum-of-four's six-year-old lives with a restrictive eating disorder, meaning she cannot eat certain foods. The condition has been diagnosed by a doctor, who made the school aware. The young girl can only eat foods such as plain chicken, eggs, crackers and hot dogs. According to the Government website, the hampers should cater for children with dietary requirements. The website says: “Lunch parcels should:… cater for pupils who require special diets, for example, allergies, vegetarians or religious diets - schools should ensure there are systems in place to avoid cross-contamination.” However, the Tilehurst mother says she has not received any such treatment from the school or the catering company – Dolce. The mum said: “When you’ve got children with special needs that means they need special food. Where are they asking parents about this? What are they doing for children with allergies and special needs?” Do you agree with the lockdown restrictions? Have your say here She added: "We’ll be able to put food on the table but I just think, with her dietary needs, it’s really bad that they’re not willing to go out of the way to tell the company that there is a child with medical conditions and see what they can do for her.

.” The mum received another free school meals hamper on Tuesday (January 12) which contained a loaf of bread that's best before date expired on the same day. The mum, who did not want to be named, said: “I know it’s come from the company, but I should have had an email. What if the mum hasn’t checked it and the kid has eaten a bit of mouldy bread.” Schools are issuing the hampers as a replacement for school lunches, as children are no longer able to attend due to coronavirus and the third national lockdown. The bread's best before date expired on the same day she received her hamper Her eldest daughter, who attends another school, is yet to receive her hamper, meaning there is only one bag of food to feed her three school-aged children their lunches. Some schools are offering a voucher system instead, which this mother believes would make all the difference. The mum has also hit out at the quantity of food, which is supposed to last for 10 days “When I sent somebody a picture and told them that was meant to be £30 worth of food, and they were just shocked – they thought that was bad just for five days.” BerkshireLive has contacted Dolce for comment but the company is yet to issue a response.

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Berkshire news Schoolgirl, 6, with eating disorder sent food she can't eat MetiNews.Com


Berkshire news Schoolgirl, 6, with eating disorder sent food she can't eat MetiNews.Com


Berkshire news Schoolgirl, 6, with eating disorder sent food she can't eat MetiNews.Com


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