"The food they serve at my children's school is horrible. Most days I send
my kids to school with lunch because they refuse to eat the school lunch.
On occasion I have seen what they are having and I wouldn't eat it myself.
Humus sandwiches, plain hamburgers(a hamburger pattie on a bun) no
condiments, plain meat sandwiches with artifical cheese, vegetarian pizza,
tofu salad or cheese sandwiches with soup (once again they use artifical
cheese) they do get 2% milk or chocolate milk and a piece of fruit.
Healthy food can be good and the schools need to serve food that our kids
"Hi, I love the idea of better schools lunch ,my daughter its going to
start kindergarten next year and I want the better for her . Thanks of all
this people who do the difference .....
"Stop serving strawberry milk and chocolate milk it is loaded with sugar.
offer more salads instead of fries. Watch this man on tv on channel two
wmar. he is trying to change the way we serve lunches in school no more
process mess. Serve smoothies with yogurt and real fruit."
"I liked it when the lunch ladies made everything from scratch and cold
chocolate milk to wash it down. screw all these health nuts, they die
before the cocroaches...lol
"I know many kids love chocolate milk and pizza, etc... I don't see
anything wrong with it. I agree with the person who said feed your kid a
healthy meal at home. Let them enjoy what they eat at school. It makes
the day funner for kids. Kids need the extra carbs."
"I get tired of hearing complaints about school food. Its been like that
since before WE were kids and its not going to stop. Kids should be
getting their nutrition from home! Feed your kids a healthy and big
breakfast and a home cooked supper and then you don't have to worry about
them not getting their nutrition from school. Don't want them eating the
food given at school? Pack their lunch!!! Parents...step up and do your
"Well, this comes down to education. Many parents especially in lower
income neighborhoods are completely oblivious to what their kids should be
eating as well as themselves and this is why many american adults are
obese too; they are either uneducated, don't care or have such a low
income they can't afford real unprocessed food. Guess who's making
billions out of this? The drug companies! Hers's some adhd medicine
because your child can't focus or here's some insulin for you obese
related disease, oh you have depression because of your weight, here's
some anti-depressents; they love it!! Let me just say its way easier to
add a few real meals into a school than the government is letting on and
i'm not talking about wheat grass and water! I'm talking about real food
instead of processed, do you know how much sugar is in one of those
chocolate milks? More than a can of soda! It's garbage!"
"If parents watch what their kids eat at home then we don't have to worry
so much about some chocolate milk or a slice of pizza. Schools have
enough to worry about without having to force every child to eat their
"I'd rather have kids eat something than get forced 'health food' and go
hungry. If you want your kid to eat carrots, wheat grass, and water then
pack their lunch. School food has always been marginal at best awful at
worst. If I could choke down school food it was an ok day. Not until High
School when I could pick from a variety of options did I actually get to
eat a full meal everyday."
"I'm sorry, but great schools start with great nutrition! A child who is
not pumped up on sugar and simple carbohydrates like the nasty pizza they
serve at my kids school are going to be more focused and have more
sustained energy throughout their day. Sure a healthier menu might take a
few tries for the kids for them to adjust to it but people this is so
important!!!! Our nation is suffering at the hands of an epidemic called
obesity and with it comes diabetes and the like. Exercise and nutrition
should be at the fore front of our childs education along with math and
science NOT an elective"
"I hate my middleschools lunch menu. they give me pizza, french fries,
potato chips, and flavored milk. its horrible and i know some skinny
people who turned fat because of their food. I usually get the healthy
stuff like apples and juice( from concentrate but thats the healthiest
thing they have there). Also, they say that they have healthy food also
like apples and vegetables but i tell them that noone takes it because who
is gonna take veggies and fruits instead of pizza!!!
"We need to get the extra sugar and unnecessary carbs out of our childrens
diet. Flavored milk is worse than a can of soda, dump it. Pizza is not a
healthy choice, dump it.Instead of sandwiches do wraps with whole wheat
tortillas,I do and my grandkids love them. Give them more fruit and veggie
options, trust me kids will keep trying them when shown in a kid friendly
way. Offer water, flavored iced tea(no sugar)and healthy fruit juices and
the children will surprise you with their choices. Help fight childhood
obesity and help drop the rate of diabetes in elementary school children,
it can save their lives. We can be creative and healthy and children will
enjoy new foods in their lives."
"I think that the government needs to get out of the school lunch programs
and worry more about the bigger things that are wrong with our schools.
School lunch menus are a way of bringing in monies into a school system. I
work in a school lunch program and the foods provided are of good quality
and quite nutritious and guess what they also taste good. Now you are
talking about banning chocolate milk get real. If you cut out milk which
costs more than water the school districts are not going to cut down the
prices of their meal program. Sounds like a way for First Lady Michelle
Obama to surreptitiously try and make extra revenue for schools by short
changing kids on the foods they can choose from to eat. Keep the nanny
state out of schools!"
"At [my granddaughter's high school], if students have the last lunch
period, there isn't much, if any, food left. My granddaughter comes home
every day having not eaten lunch. My daughter e-mailed the principal, and
he will not respond. There are many students complaining of the same
thing. This is unfair and is not right that our children are not offered
the chance of having nutrition."