Fury as 'draconian' school bans packed lunches, offers Halal meat, gluten-free food or salad instead
A school has been branded 'draconian' after it banned all packed lunches and only water, Halal meat, gluten-free food and salads.
Aureus School, in Didcot, Oxfordshire, has come under fire from parents for its strict stance on its food policy. Packed lunches are banned and students and staff get to choose from eating a hot Halal meat meal, hot gluten-free vegetarian meal, a jacket potato, a salad, a pasta pot or a baguette.
The school insists that only water may be drunk on site because 'hydrated brains learn better' and that Halal meat 'celebrates the diversity of our country's culture'.