Monday, April 11, 2011

And so it begins

A Chicago public elementary school has banned children from bringing lunches from home.

This is not from the Onion, this is real.

Let's hear from the principal:

Principal Elsa Carmona said her intention is to protect students from their own unhealthful food choices.

"Nutrition wise, it is better for the children to eat at the school," Carmona said. "It's about the nutrition and the excellent quality food that they are able to serve (in the lunchroom). It's milk versus a Coke. But with allergies and any medical issue, of course, we would make an exception."

Now let's take a look at an actual lunch from this school:

That, gentle reader, is "an enchilada dish", according to the school.



Flying Giraffe said...

Don't want to be gratuitously gross, but it really does look like cat puke. Pretty much exactly like it.

Unknown said...

Why is it I think this is more about funding or kickbacks than families food choices? Probably because it is in Chicago.