School lunches aren’t what they used to be. At some city schools, ham and cheese sandwiches have been replaced with greasy pizza, burgers and french fries. While some schools have tried to add healthier options to their lunch menus, one Chicago school has taken a controversial approach: it banned home-packed lunches altogether. The Chicago Tribune reported Monday that the principal of Little Village Academy decided to ban home-packed lunches at the West Side school after watching students bring lunches consisting of “bottles of soda and flaming hot chips” on field trips.
I’m sure the school will next inform parents what their children can watch on tv and what they can eat at home. And then, if they don’t, they’ll be executed.
- Chicago School Bans Homemade Lunches To Protect Students From Unhealthy Food Choices (jonathanturley.org)
- School Bans Packed Lunches (patspapers.com)