School Dinners

Mark Baggley: Diet Tables

Mark was born in 1960 in Hull and grew up in Scunthorpe. Mark went to his local primary school and then was sent to a residential special school in Lincolnshire at the age of eleven. From there Mark went on to a residential special college in Coventry.

Here Mark describes having to eat on separate ‘Diet Tables’

  • Mark Baggley


They actually had, thinking back about it, makes me think, my God, they actually had diet tables, where if they decided you were overweight, you ate separately from the rest of the school. We had two tables, and I seemed to be in there quite a lot of the time, really. And I remember, if you couldn’t have the main course – we seemed to eat corned beef until it came out of our ears, and to this day now, I wouldn’t touch corned beef, it just brings back – oh my God, diet tables and stuff like that.

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