the teacher might feel as if she can't overrule them.
This is what I mean about inexperienced or inadequately trained teachers.....people think teaching is just about delivering a curriculum but it's really all about relationships and handling people. As a teacher you have to balance the children, their parents, your colleagues, support staff - including getting along with dinner ladies, school caretaker, cleaners (who can be quite prickly) and your principal.A reminder that the title is "school meals in Poland"
The query by Lenka and the advice given, could apply as easily in Poland, perhaps even more so. School menus here contain a lot of desserts, but even worse, sugary drinks and compotes which are hugely damaging to teeth, With no healthy eating policy, parents who are concerned about their children's diet might well have to approach a class teacher of school management about it.
if it's not resolved, then she will hold the school accountable. I
Yup, that's the bottom line. The difference between the UK and Poland, is accountability. In the UK, the mother would have a legal case against the school if her child's teeth are being damaged and it would be an easy enough matter to pursue it and get it resolved in her favour. In Poland, that right might exist on paper but good luck with spending years trying to sort it out. The child would probably be in college by the time it came to court and schools know most parents won't bother. In Poland, the 'confrontation' method, where you rant and rave at the principal and she responds with an outraged 'prosze Pani, blah, blah' before backing down is the best approach, coupled with letter from 'person of authority' ie dentist, saying the child is not to have sweeties.