Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Chicago school bans some lunches brought from home

An article in the LA Times mentions how one school in Chicago has taken a unique approach to "protect students from their own unhealthful food choices". Unless students have a medical excuse, they are required to eat the food provided in the school's cafeteria. Principal Elsa Cormona of the Little Village Academy on Chicago's West side, said that she created the policy six years ago when she witnessed children bringing unhealthy drinks and snacks for their lunch on a field trip.

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