Mom says daughter came home hungry after refusing to eat ‘disgusting and sticky’ school lunch

A mother says her daughter came home starving after refusing to eat a jacket potato and cheese meal served by QE High in Wales that looked “sticky and like it had come off”.

The jacket potato and cheese meal served at QE High in Carmarthen, South Wales
The jacket potato and cheese meal served at QE High in Carmarthen, South Wales

A mother has blasted her daughter’s school after the girl returned home starving for refusing to eat the “disgusting” dinners that were offered.

The disgruntled parent – who asked not to be named – said in photos that the food, which is available at QE High in Carmarthen, south Wales, looks “sticky and like it’s run out”.

A snap showed a jacket potato with lots of grated cheese, which the schoolgirl refused to eat, saying the only thing edible was the paninis.

However, when her year comes to the canteen, they’re usually all gone, she reports Wales Online.

The school’s meals are managed by Carmarthenshire Council and cost pupils £2.60 a day – and it’s not the first time dinners in the county have come under criticism.

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The mother said her daughter came home starving after refusing to eat the food


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The mother said she would make packed lunches for her daughter from now on.

She explained: “My daughter sent me a picture of her lunch at school.

“It was a jacket potato with cheese, but it looked like it had been tossed onto the plate. It’s been like this for weeks.

“She says the only thing edible is the paninis, but by the time her year goes to lunch, there won’t be much left.

“She’s complained a few times and I’ve now resorted to making her packed lunches every day.

Queen Elizabeth High School food is managed by Carmarthenshire Council



She continued: “From what she showed me the food looks sticky and like it’s gone.

“Other parents have mentioned the same thing.

“My daughter came back from school hungry last week because she said the food was disgusting so she eats me out and at home when she comes back,” the mother added.

In March, the lunches offered at Ysgol Dyffryn Taf in Whitland, 14 miles west of Carmarthen, were described as “shocking” by parents.

One said: “That’s why my son comes home starving. He mentioned the food was terrible but I never thought it was that bad!

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“Absolutely mean – he was actually sick a few times at school where I had to pick him up.

“I’m now seriously wondering if the food made him sick.”

Following the criticism, Ysgol Dyffryn Taf’s canteen was closed for two days to allow staff to “reconsider all aspects” of the food offered to students.

Commenting on the food at QE High, one person commented on an image shared on social media, saying, “I’d eat anything but that. Poor kid.”

Another said it “looked gross,” and a third thought it looked like “someone stood on it before putting it on.”

The disgruntled QE High mum, who said her daughter never had any problems at Carmarthen primary school, continued: “I don’t know if it’s school or a more general problem in Carmarthenshire.

“I don’t know if the chefs still need training or what? But my daughter will be getting packed lunches for the foreseeable future.”

The council said it will now examine concerns about the food standard.

Council Education Director Gareth Morgans said: “Now that this has been brought to our attention we will look into the matter.

“If a student feels their food is substandard, please bring it back to the counter.

“If parents/guardians or students have any concerns about the standard of food in Carmarthenshire schools, we would encourage them to contact”

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