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Mums make junk food run for school

Sept. 17, 2006 at 2:05 AM   |   Comments

ROTHERHAM, England, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Two mothers at a British school in South Yorkshire have been making a junk food run at lunchtime for children fed up with healthy eating.

Julie Critchlow and Sam Walker say the food in the dining hall at Rawmarsh Comprehensive in Rotherham is "low-fat rubbish," the Daily Mirror reported. They started making a lunch run for their own children and a few friends, but so many others wanted to join in that they are bringing 50 to 60 lunches a day.

"We don't make a penny on it, we just want to make sure the kids are properly fed," Critchlow said.

Jamie Oliver, a television chef in Britain, has launched a major campaign to serve more nutritious food in schools. But Critchlow and Walker think he has gone too far.

"If these mums want effectively to shorten kids' lives that's down to them," a spokesman for the chef told the Mirror.

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