Little Village Academy, an elementary school in Chicago, has banned lunches from home for 6 years.
Do you think it is OK for a school to ban children from bringing lunches from home? Should children be forced to eat the school lunches? It was estimated a large percent of the lunches there go uneaten. Is uneaten lunch healthier than food they bring from home and will actually eat?
This is interesting!
On this end of parenthood, I wish I had known more about the nutritional needs of children in modern society when mine were little. With all the info available to young parents today, no one has an excuse for not understanding those needs.
The social implications along with the health considerations are a combined concern. I would be equally concerned about the message my child would get about his or her home, as I would about the quality of food he or she would be eating.
Schools are not exactly known for their ability to meet those needs, yet they are insisting that parents give up their responsibility in this area? Hmmm....
That's ridiculous - what if you can't afford to buy your lunch at school? You don't eat?
I think it's absurd. I'd like to know a whole lot more about this story, so off to Google I go.
I was outraged when I read the article about this school decision last week. It is not okay for a school to do this. As someone who still brings her lunch to work everyday because it's cheaper and healthier, I would be furious as a student or as a parent of a student there. This is a violation of freedom of choice. Whether or not students are eating healthy food at school if they're eating at all is none of the school's business.
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