Mmmm protein! Eating maggots at school



A Dutch school in The Hague, Nutsschool Bezuidenhout, decided that teaching kids about eating maggots was worthwhile subject matter during a school outing, according to Dutch newspaper AD. Two brave kids ate some maggots on a dare from teachers. Lo and behold, the mother of one of the other children complained to the newspaper of this ‘game’ played by 11 and 12-year-old children who do not have the capacity of making their own choices. Apparently, the kids threw up as well. In true Dutch ‘everything is relative’ form, the school said none of the children threw up, but admitted that eating maggots was ‘a bit disgusting’.

The most digusting thing I have every had to eat was as a preschooler: green Jell-o, a glow-in-the-dark lime green dessert made of sugar and jelly. I ate half, got scolded for not eating it, got sick and my mother yelled at the teacher in front of the entire preschool class for at least 30 minutes for forcing me to ‘crap junk food’. Never had the stuff again.



  1. Are you seriously telling me that 12 and 13 year olds can’t think for themselves?

    Was it a school for “special” children? Or were they just a little immature for their age?

    Comment by James — June 3, 2009 @ 3:17 pm

  2. I’m not serious telling you anything. The mother that complained felt the children were pressured, basically.

    Other people have said the mother should have complained to the school and not run to the paper.

    I think it’s just weird.

    Comment by Orangemaster — June 3, 2009 @ 3:20 pm

  3. Overparenting parents, Ha! As for the mom: some people need their “15 seconds read” of fame, and, obviously, some common sense, too.
    As for those Aussie picky-eaters in the previous post, they need to get a (healthier) life.

    Comment by Jay Vos — June 3, 2009 @ 3:38 pm

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