Skip to comments.Chicago school bans some lunches brought from home
Posted on 11/30/2011 5:29:41 AM PST by Clintonfatigued
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...
The Lunch Police
Boy, it’s sure a good thing that the government school is teaching the students they need protection from themselves and from making their own choices!
Simple, the government shouldn’t be supplying food at all.
Its Illinois of course.
“”Who thinks the lunch is not good enough?” the seventh-grader shouted to his lunch mates in Spanish and English.
Any school that bans homemade lunches also puts more money in the pockets of the district’s food provider, Chartwells-Thompson.
The federal government pays the district for each free or reduced-price lunch taken, and the caterer receives a set fee from the district per lunch.
During a recent visit to the school, dozens of students took the lunch but threw most of it in the garbage uneaten.”
From the article:
“Any school that bans homemade lunches also puts more money in the pockets of the district’s food provider, Chartwells-Thompson. The federal government pays the district for each free or reduced-price lunch taken, and the caterer receives a set fee from the district per lunch.”
That’s what it’s really all about, the Federal goody, taxpayer-and-Chinese money. It always, always, is.
...and save the lunch lady's union job. A TWOFER!
Awww, you beat me to the money quote by 28 seconds!
This is concerning and just plain wrong on so many levels. Parents are the ones who should decide what their child eats. NOT the school. Whether the majority of the kids receive free lunches or not, the school is mandating that something be purchased. Another school was mentioned in the article that allows food from home but they confiscate (i.e. steal) what they determine to be unhealthy. Some of the children are exempt with a doctor’s note. A DOCTOR’S NOTE? This is beyond ridiculous. It is absolute control over the parents right to nourish their children.
Tell me Jose, what does it say when Msssss Carmona thinks your parents are too stupid to pack a healthy lunch for you?
Anyone got a picture of the slim and trim Mssss Carmona?
This has got to be a financial hardship for some families, especially those with more than one child. Unbelievable policy.
LOL, at least we read the article, which most here don’t before commenting.
GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS = CHILD ABUSE!!
I think somebody might want to check Principal Elsa Carmona’s bank account. Wouldn’t surprise me at all if there’s a recent spike in the deposit column. Maybe a trip to the Caymans in her future?
The thing that got me was that I don’t think I saw a single student name that wasn’t latino. I may have to go back and check the article again, but I only recall Ruiz, Gutierrez, etc. I don’t know enough about Chicago to know if this is a school populated almost entirely by hispanics, or if they’re the only ones that were involved in the article.
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