The Little Village Academy on Chicago's West Side has decided to BAN lunches brought from home unless you have food allergies. I am of 2 minds on this…
First off! I see no problem with this at all… IF they’re making school lunch free for all the students. If you are making it mandatory for the students to eat your food, then you should include it in the school fees you push on the parents. It is a public school, it is “free” (aside from whatever fees they decide to charge you for stupid stuff), so if getting the lunch is mandatory, like going to school is, then it shouldn’t cost anything more. The problem of course is that they’re not doing that. Which leads to my other thought on this.
Second… FUCK THEM!!!!!!
“ 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." ”
Excellent quality food? HA! Since when? Last I checked pizza flavored lard and buttered manatee ass didn’t qualify as excellent, that’s not even good. The reason most students don’t buy school food is because its shit! Lets see… what days do you get student buying lunch. Hmmmmmm, French fry day and Papa Johns/Dominos/Pizza Hut day, and that’s it unless they have to get it. Why? Because they don’t want to eat “lasagna” that has more grease coming out of it then your typical McDonalds burger. Or the slop that’s supposed to be chicken and dumplings, or the school pizza that is like a brick it’s so over-cooked.
I can understand no fast food. No McWendy’s King or shit like that is fine. I’ll even go with the no pop… even though most schools have pop machines where the students have access to them, I smell hypocrisy!!!!!!!
“Carmona said she created the policy six years ago after watching students bring "bottles of soda and flaming hot chips" on field trips for their lunch. Although she would not name any other schools that employ such practices, she said it was fairly common.”
This is a steaming pile of bullshit! I’ve never heard of a school with this policy. And this isn’t about healthy food. No where close, this is about money. Let’s see. We’ll assume the school has 1000 students. Before this took effect probably about 1/3 of them bought the school lunch. At $2.25 that’s about $750 a day. NOW the entire student body MUST get the school lunch if they want to eat. And our number jumps to about $2200 a day.
I only partially blame the principle and the school for this piece of filth being in effect. A good part of the blame goes to the parents too. THEY should’ve gone “fuck you” and still sent their kids to school with lunches instead of rolling over and letting the school dictate to them what their kids can eat! What was the school going to do to them? The school can’t fine the parents. And if they decide to give detention to or suspend a few hundred over it they would’ve had hell to pay. No, this is also the parent’s fault.
And I find the picture of a “school lunch” they included funny as hell.
So… tell me. Have you ever seen a school lunch that looked like that? I didn’t think so.
This has been Gwen. Your pissed off, ranting redhead. And the school says I am no longer allowed to bring my own rants to the blog. I have to buy theirs now.