Nine-year-old Martha Payne can photograph her school lunches once again for her wildly popular NeverSeconds blog. Faced with a storm of protest, the Argull and Bute Council lifted its cafeteria photo ban, reports the BBC.
The Scottish school girl’s blog, which rates meals on a “food-o-meter,” has recorded more than three million hits.
Among the pictures Martha published on her blog was one featuring her £2 lunch of a pizza slice, a croquette, sweetcorn and a cupcake.
Martha wrote: “I’m a growing kid and I need to concentrate all afternoon and I can’t do it on one croquette. Do any of you think you could?”
A newspaper published a photograph of Martha with a chef under the headline “Time to fire the dinner ladies.” The school catering staff was “in tears,” a council executive said.
The publicity helped Martha reach her charitable goal: Her blog has raised enough money to fund a kitchen in Malawi for children receiving Mary’s Meals.