Forcing students to buy a school lunch is a money making scam.
They are expensive and over priced. IMHO.
We always packed a lunch for our daughter.
It cost less and she liked it better.
(and it was less germy then eating school cafe food)
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Political madness? Can't we get a forum for these lies? ....
... schools in NC are revoking lunches brought in by students from home. This started happening in January. My sister teaches in the area that it happened in.....
.....I saw my grandchild in the lunch room with her tray. I walked over and asked her what they were serving her and she said it “tastes like dry paper”. It was a very small slice of pizza (overcooked) with dry cheese product on it, a salad that consisted of four tiny leaves no dressing and wilted, two crackers and 2 small slices of orange with a 1/3 pint of non-fat milk. All totaled it probably came to 300 calories. My granddaughter is not a picky eater, but she had not been eating anything for lunch for weeks.
When my daughter told her Doctor he not only sent a note but he sent a letter to his patients stating that he was advising his patients to ask for a note from him to remove their children from the school lunch program if they wanted it....
Today a school in Chicago made news for banning lunches from home, forcing all their students to eat school lunch. Um, wow. This sounds bad.
But can we be sure that home lunches are healthy and satisfying? Here are two recent examples from my students:
Lunch example 1: Two donuts.
Lunch example 2: A ham sandwich on white bread, a donut, a banana, a bag of hot chips.
Should the “two donut” kid be forced to eat school lunch? I’m asking that rhetorically because I really don’t have an answer.
We need to know what Little Village Academy is serving for lunch. Is it anything like the lunches offered at the Academy for Global Citizenship (AGC)? You guys saw the amazing lunch I ate there last month. Should AGC’s students be required to eat school lunch?
I’d also like to note that the article mentions kids need to get permission to send home lunches with a medical excuse. How easy is it to get a note from your child’s doctor for them to eat home lunches? Remember how I had to get a doctor’s note allowing my son to the lunches I send from home (that I post on the blog)? I got a note faxed to my day care in less than 24 hours.....
....At his public school, Little Village Academy on Chicago's West Side, students are not allowed to pack lunches from home. Unless they have a medical excuse, they must eat the food served in the cafeteria.
Principal Elsa Carmona said her intention is to protect students from their own unhealthful food choices.
"Nutrition wise, it is better for the children to eat at the school," Carmona said. "It's about the nutrition and the excellent quality food that they are able to serve (in the lunchroom). It's milk versus a Coke. But with allergies and any medical issue, of course, we would make an exception."
Carmona said she created the policy six years ago after watching students bring "bottles of soda and flaming hot chips" on field trips for their lunch. Although she would not name any other schools that employ such practices, she said it was fairly common.
A Chicago Public Schools spokeswoman said she could not say how many schools prohibit packed lunches and that decision is left to the judgment of the principals....