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Saturday, April 18, 2015

School districts, parents at odds over breakfast in class

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The number of breakfasts served in the nation’s schools has doubled in the last two decades, a surge driven largely by a change in how districts deliver the food.

Instead of providing low-income students free or reduced-price meals in the cafeteria, they’re increasingly serving all children in the classroom. Food policy advocates say the change increases equity, however, it’s fueled a backlash from parents and teachers. They contend that it takes up class time that should be devoted to learning and wastes food by serving it to kids who don’t want or need it.

Lilian Ramos, a mother of two elementary school children in a working-class Los Angeles neighborhood, said she takes offense at the district’s assumption that she hasn’t fed her children: She serves them a traditional Mexican breakfast each day.



Anonymous said...

It's not my job to pay for breakfast, lunch and dinner in schools. This crap has to stop.

Now families are getting their children fed and not a reduction in their food stamps. WTF!!

Anonymous said...

My kids primary school here in the county has this. It is not what I would ever serve, and my children do not eat it.
It is my job to feed my kids, not the boe's.