School banning lunch from home?

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School banning lunch from home?
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Tue, 04-12-2011 - 8:20am

At his public school, Little Village Academy on Chicago's West Side, students are not allowed to pack lunches from home. Unless they have a medical excuse, they must eat the food served in the cafeteria.

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

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/education/ct-met-school-lunch-restrictions-041120110410,0,2614451,full.story

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Wed, 04-13-2011 - 1:12pm
Well my kids would hate this policy! They are quite picky eaters and they'd be going hungry every day. I wonder how they enforce this? How do you MAKE someone buy something they don't want to buy? I bet they have a lot of kids that don't pay.
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Registered: 06-27-2006
Wed, 04-13-2011 - 5:58pm
I just saw this on the news and couldn't believe it! I think it is going to far, honestly. There are many kids who are picky eaters, and will not eat the school's food. I was one. I hope they rethink it.