My daughter is 6 and has been going to an independant school since she was 4.
She had trouble with eating since being born and has some major food fobia's - Luckely being a calm mum I have always made sure her lunch never contained anything that would cause any upset (and I do mean major upset). I have seen several specialist etc when she was younger and all adviced me to only give what she wants to eat but still making it balanced (still you can pretty much count on your fingers the items she eats) - which has worked well and we always bring her own food to birthday parties etc ... we have found most ppl to be very understanding with her problem.
Her school has now announced it started warm luncheons, which at first i saw no issues with. Now they have added it is going to be made compulsory for every single child. Naturally a big panic on my part as it is not that i am worried she will not eat it - which she won`t - but the pannic attacks, tears and hand of other issues it will bring. The teachers have made it clear they will push childeren to try a bit of everything.
I am not keen on moving her as she is doing so well and has a great bunch of friends - but i am wondering can a school really make this compulsory by law ?
Would love some advice ? Thank you