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Socialist Norway never had school meals, except for a few years after the war when times were very hard for most people.  Even then it was only optional school breakfast...milk and sandwiches and a piece of carrot or half an apple.  

Today children get milk and fruit (free for all) to go with their packed lunch.

Lunch is often consumed outside, and I don't think teachers bother about manners.  Norwegians generally don't have manners, so teachers would have to be trained themselves before they could teach.

Swedes are so much more polite than Norwegians - now I understand why:-)

by Solveig (link2ageataol.com) on Fri Feb 27th, 2009 at 07:27:15 PM EST
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We used to get milk or apples during the morning break, don't know if they still do it and it was free.
by Fran on Sat Feb 28th, 2009 at 01:10:30 AM EST
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BBC NEWS | Wales | Row over school breakfast scheme
Less than 10% of primary schools in Wales are offering their pupils a free breakfast, a year after the scheme was introduced by the assembly government.

Figures show 148 out of a possible 1,588 primaries will offer their pupils a free breakfast by the end of the autumn term

Haven't found more recent information although an evaluation of this scheme is being done.

I do wish that schools wouldn't make children drink milk though.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sat Feb 28th, 2009 at 03:40:48 AM EST
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But subsidised milk is such a great way to use all those CAP-funded cows...

Also, it provides an opportunity for branding and marketing of milk producers in a school environment that's so desperately underprovided in that department, compared to the rest of society.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sat Feb 28th, 2009 at 03:52:59 AM EST
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