Fussy eater misses class due to habits

Aryn is being kept off school becuse he will only eat Marmite and Yorkshire puddings

Aryn is being kept off school becuse he will only eat Marmite and Yorkshire puddings

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A youngster was kept off school because dinner ladies refused to serve him Yorkshire puddings with Marmite at lunchtime.

Aryn Buchanan has been described as a “very, very fussy eater” by his parents, who are at their “wits’ end” in trying to deal with the problem, which has now led to him missing classes.

The 10 year old, a pupil at St Mary and St Benedict’s Catholic Primary in Bamber Bridge, exists on a very limited diet, consisting mostly of Marmite on either Yorkshire pudding or bread.

He eats dry toast and, according to his dad Stephen Turner, has recently started eating chicken dippers.

He also likes chocolate and sweets.

Catering staff had been making him Yorkshire puddings and Marmite for years.

Now though, his parents have been told school can no longer 
accommodate his limited tastes and Aryn must eat school dinners or take a packed lunch.

Stephen said Aryn, who lives in London Road, Preston, was off school in May after catering staff said they were unable to make him special meals.

He said: “When they called me in on the Friday they said they were refusing to feed him.

“I took him round to the school nurse who said she would try to get him a paediatrician.”

The dad said Aryn, from was entitled to free school meals and fears his mum Lesley, who suffers with ill health, would struggle to provide his packed lunches.

Headteacher Anne Hardisty at St Mary and St Benedict’s, said: “We are always happy to work alongside parents and our school nurse to find a reasonable solution.”