16 Apr '11, 2pm

Oh Geez! A Chicago School Bans the Brown Bag Lunch via @PlanetGreen

Oh Geez! A Chicago School Bans the Brown Bag Lunch via @PlanetGreen

Throughout elementary school my mom wouldn't ever let me buy lunch at school. It's not that it was too expensive, because at just over $1.00 per lunch, it was downright cheap. But rather, my mom felt the meals were unhealthy and who could blame her from wanting to control my intake of chicken fingers, microwave pizzas, and chocolate milk?Considering my childhood, it seemed a bit counterintuitive that one Chicago school banned the brown bag lunch altogether. According to a story in the Chicago Tribune , Little Village Academy on Chicago's West Side, banned packed lunches from home. Unless students have a medical excuse, they must eat the food served in the cafeteria. Principal Elsa Carmona said her intention is to avoid the unhealthy lunches that students may bring. "Nutrition wise, it is better for the children to eat at the school," Carmona said. "It's about the nutrition...

Full article: http://planetgreen.discovery.com/food-health/chicago-scho...

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