The large scale survey interviewed head teachers’ and school senior managers’ on their perceptions on school food.
Personally, in times of extreme austerity, I struggled with the value-added by this survey. For me, I would have liked to see a series of research questions to be addressed or perhaps even a hypothesis or two. Also I was uncomfortable with the research methodology, given such a large survey.
However, what really concerned me was the wider context of the survey. For me, the survey questions were largely simplistic and failed to address more fundamental questions in contemporary UK society about stunning and increasing levels of childhood obesity in the UK.
Let me express it differently, as an open question:
How should research into school food in the UK be addressing the crisis levels of childhood obesity?