No homemade lunch for Chicago public school students
The students are bound to eat the food which is provided in the cafeteria otherwise they have to go home hungry. Only students with any allergy are allowed to bring their lunch to school; according to the Chicago Tribune reports.
The school authorities justified their decision on the grounds that the school food which is available in the cafeteria is much more nutritious compared to the homemade food.
School principal Elsa Carmona told the paper, “Nutrition wise, it is better for the children to eat at the school. It’s about the excellent quality food that they are able to serve. It’s milk versus a Coke.”
However students have shown interest in bringing their lunch to school in a traditionally brown paper bag. One of the student of the school Yesenia
Gutierrez said, “They’re afraid that we’ll all bring in greasy food instead of healthy food and it won’t be as good as what they give us at school. It’s really lame.”
This unique incident has attracted number of comments from all over. One of the commenter writes, “I can accept if they want to ban soda, but to tell me I can’t send a lunch with my child. ARE YOU KIDDING ME????”
For some parents, the lunch which is provided in the cafeteria is way above the price of a homemade lunch. Northwestern education policy professor Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, wrote in an email, “We don’t spend anywhere close to that on my son’s daily intake of a sandwich Goldfish crackers and milk.”
She also added that the parents will be very upset if the school tried to ban the the homemade lunches in the school.