A healthy and delicious school lunch has always been parents' top concern. Well, they can now rest assured, as administrative staff have been asked to eat with students after a new regulation comes out this month, reports Shine.
Issued by Ministry of Education and State Administration for Market Regulation, the regulation, called Management on School Food Safety and Health, is released to hold a tighter rein on school meals in the wake of several incidents from last year. Coming into effect from this month, administrative staff of all kindergartens, primary and middle schools, including head teachers and principals, are required to have school lunch with students.
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"I bet you are hungry. Go and enjoy your meals," said Jiao Qin, principal of Tianshan Middle School, who walked into the classroom of Class Five and had lunch with kids on the first day of April.
"Principal Jiao asked us if we enjoyed the meal," expressed one of the students. "We could make whatever suggestions we like. Like whether the dishes were too salty or there were too few chicken legs.”
According to Jiao, whoever sits down and eat with students is responsible to report kids' opinions and preferences to the kitchen and urge them to improve the quality of the lunch.
Apart from the faculty of the schools, parents and watchdogs from relative departments are also invited to check the hygiene of the kitchens and examine the procedure of making meals.
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Suffice to say, the new regulation is warmly welcomed by parents and netizens. Meanwhile, many can't help but worry whether the practice will last long.
"The new policy is quite good," comments one netizen on NetEase. "Hope it won't turn out to be an act to fool the parents."
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