School administration to parents: don’t send food!

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/news/local/ct-met-school-lunch-restrictions-041120110410,0,3846970.story?track=rss

A school in Chicago is banning parents from sending kids to school with lunch.

That’s right … a government agency is no longer permitting students from bringing lunch from home because the cafeteria food is healthier …

On the one hand … one might applaud a school for trying to deal with health issues … but when the government starts enforcing things that aren’t common sense things (vaccinations are good because they save not just your life but the lives of the people you would infect).  Parents are even forbidden to send lunches that are healthier than the lunches being served at school!

The school involved has a large number of kids on government subsidised lunches … so the company who provides food services would like to make more money … something that can easily be done when kids can’t bring lunch from home.  So on the one hand, this is great for the company providing food.

On the other … the cafeteria offers only one food option per day … as the article notes, a great many meals end up mostly thrown out because the kids hate the taste of the food, or won’t try it, etc.

I have a hard time seeing how this helps anything.

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2 Responses to School administration to parents: don’t send food!

  1. Elizabeth says:

    There also don’t appear to be exceptions for vegetarian kids, Jewish kids who keep kosher, Buddhist kids… not a good plan.

    • teganx7 says:

      In some of the follow up stories, vegan/vegetarian was the one brought up the most often … not to mention simply parents who claimed to pack far healthier lunches than the school served.

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