By Dina Ginzburg
You’re never too young to make a change and that much can be seen from the effects that Martha’s blog has had on her school’s lunch menu. A little while back, we wrote about how Martha, a nine year old student, started a blog documenting the horrible school lunches that she and her peers have been served every day at her primary school in Scotland.
Her crusade against unhealthy and disgusting food has been quite the success story! On her blog, she posted that the school’s council had actually visited her school during lunch to inspect the situation. Something that Martha complained about was portion sizes, which is unsurprising if you take a look at the photos. Her blog inspired the school to add an unlimited salad, fruit and bread bar. They’re also trying to make desserts healthier by having the option of iced or not iced cupcakes. It's a small change, but at least they’re making an effort.
Her blog, Never Seconds, has received lots of attention from the media, both in the UK and internationally. People from Taiwan, Spain, Germany and Canada are leaving comments on the blog encouraging Martha to keep up with her quest to bring better food to her school’s cafeteria.
You can visit Martha’s blog at neverseconds.blogspot.ca.