More Sites

Nine-year-old food blogger's ban lifted

Monique Lane
Friday, June 15, 2012
Nine-year-old food blogger's ban lifted

You might remember Martha Payne, she's the nine-year-old internet sensation whose blog NeverSeconds critiques school lunches.

A ban was recently placed on Martha by Argyll and Bute Council in Scotland after a headline reading "Time to fire the dinner ladies" next to a picture of Martha was published by Scotland's Daily Record. The article led to catering staff fearing for their jobs.

Martha's last post read, "Goodbye. This morning in maths I got taken out of class by my head teacher and taken to her office. I was told that I could not take any more photos of my school dinners because of a headline in a newspaper today."

Council leader Roddy McCuish has now told the BBC that he has instructed senior officials to lift the ban immediately, saying, "It is a good thing to do, to change your mind, and I have certainly done that."

The blog has garnered attention from the likes of Jamie Oliver and has had two million hits and over 100,000 followers since it launched.

Check out Martha's blog Never Seconds here.

Video: Curtis Stone makes a delicious family dinner of beef rissoles

More inspiration

McDonald's burger served with hidden swastikaMcDonald's burger served with hidden swastikaThere are a bunch of ways a visit to a fast-food restaurant can leave a bad taste in your mouth and race hate is now one of them. But rather than leave racist remarks on receipts a US McDonald's... Cheeses saltier than seawater shamedCheeses saltier than seawater shamedA survey of salty cheeses has UK health groups comparing haloumi to seawater, in an effort to encourage the dairy industry to further reduce sodium content in their foods. Man buys all the pies to spite unruly childMan buys all the pies to spite unruly childA Canadian man has achieved restaurant hero status after telling his story about teaching a woman and her misbehaving child a lesson in fast-food etiquette. In this case, revenge is not a dish best...
advertisement
Get great recipes on your mobile wherever you are.
Scroogiest scientific way to cut a cakeScroogiest scientific way to cut a cake