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Blogger (9) wins council food fight

A NINE-year-old blogger won a fight with authorities in her Scottish town yesterday, after an online outcry prompted officials to lift a ban on the posting of photos of her school lunches.

Martha Payne's images of uninspiring school meals -- such as two croquettes, a cheeseburger, three slices of cucumber and a lollipop -- drew global attention.

The blog (neverseconds. blogspot.co.uk), set up to help raise money for a school-meals charity, has drawn over two million hits.

Martha, who lives in the town of Lochgilphead, gave each meal a "food-o-meter" rating, and offered an assessment of its contents.

Local officials weren't amused. But the ban quickly led to online protests.

Irish Independent