Parents and pupils at a school in Falun, Sweden, were not amused when the local municipality decreed that school lunches cooked up by Annika Eriksson were just too good, making it unfair on other schools that did not receive the same calibre of food.
According to The Local Annika Eriksson's offerings, which included freshly baked bread and an assortment of 15 vegetables, were just too good. Katarina Lindberg of the school districts nutrition board complained all school meals should be of the same quality, thus it was "unfair" that other pupils did not dine so well.
Eriksson's creative cooking did not exceed the lunch budget and Erikson said "It has been claimed that we have been spoiled and that it's about time we do as everyone else."
Following reports of protests by some of the pupils and press attention, the Falukuriren reported Lindberg apparently backtracked, claiming it was all a misunderstanding that she blamed on a communications failure. Erikson maintains "I received word that I would do as everyone else, in my world, it means that I'll get me in line, I could not interpret it any other way."
Now the creative lunch lady will be allowed to continue to bake her own bread and offer a full selection of seasonable vegetables.