LANCASHIRE County Council chiefs have crumbled under pressure to use the term 'gingerbread man' on school menus.

The description 'gingerbread person' had been used on the Lancashire School Meals Service’s autumn/winter weekly menu.

But some parents complained it was too politically correct.

A Lancashire County Council spokesperson said: “It appears the use of a politically correct term was intended by staff to amuse rather than offend, but clearly this has been lost in translation.”