Are School Lunches Too Small and Too Expensive?
Students are complaining of smaller lunches, higher prices.
The recent changes to school lunches are all the talk right now, and students have expressed concerns that prices have risen and lunches are no longer filling.
In Parsippany, students at the high school have staged a strike, refusing to buy food in the cafeteria and opting instead to brown-bag their lunches.
Bridgewater-Raritan business administrator Peter Starrs said the district participates in a child nutrition program that funds meals at the schools, and the USDA has implemented new food regulations.
This is all being done through the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, which was put in place to combat obesity. School districts that do not comply are levied hefty fines.
But students at the Bridgewater-Raritan High School have said that prices are now higher, and they are being served less food.
So, we want to know what you think. Are lunch prices too high for the amount of food students are getting? And should they be forced to eat certain healthy foods while in school?
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