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Published on May 23rd, 2012 | by Kim LaCapria


9-Year-Old Food Blogger Shames School, Foments Lunch Change

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Everyone wants to be a food blogger, but 9-year-old Scottish schoolgirl Martha Payne just kind of walked into it with her viral project NeverSeconds.

Payne is not even in double digits yet, but the budding culinary critic caught the attention of the blogosphere as well as prominent fans in her native UK (like Jamie Oliver) after her writings and pics became popular internationally. There’s something fascinating about school, airline and hospital lunches, and NeverSeconds captured the intriguing element fresh from a young girl’s perspective with accompanying real life pics.

Reminding us that British kids are a million times fancier than American ones, Payne earlier told the BBC that the food served at her school was “wee bit small and sometimes they’re not very nice either.” But after her blog caught attention worldwide and got the Jamie Oliver shoutout, her dad was called in to chat with school officials about the menus.

And not long after that, Payne wrote of some incremental menu changes like unlimited veggies. The pint-sized blogger reported:

“My Dad met the council today and its official that we are allowed unlimited salads, fruit and bread! I’m really happy that all of my friends can help themselves to good stuff.”

You can check out Martha’s adorable and shockingly articulate NeverSeconds by clicking here, and the review of the above pic reads:

“The meatballs tasted like meatballs, not lamb, if you know what I mean! I can’t remember what the gravy tasted like but it was good mixed with the mash potato. We’ve not had these yoghurts before but the toffee flavour was lovely even though it tasted of oranges. Told you it was an orange day!”



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Kim LaCapria is a writer and editor based in New York. A longtime information junkie, she began blogging full-time at the Inquisitr in 2009. Prior to that, she worked as a marketing assistant in the cosmetics and skincare industry. In addition to her writing for fortytwotimes, she also writes for Medacity and The Inquisitr. Kim is also a contributor for SocialNewsDaily, Indyposted, and TotallyMoney. In the past, she contributed to Lipstick and Luxury and managed social media accounts and blogs for several small and mid-sized businesses.

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