School lunch news: Better lunches for high schoolers

Photo: Chicago Tribune

I never heard of the company OrganicLife, but it sounds like they are doing amazing things here in Illinois. The article, Premium food on the plate in Niles high schools, is by Monica Eng. The company uses sales from paying customers to offset the costs of free and reduced lunches.

Chef Ann is quoted in the article saying that the only drawback is the stigma of those who are unable to pay for free lunch. Chef Ann’s program offers the same healthy lunch to all students. I would argue that if all kids are eating better food, even if it is different, than that is a lunch program is successful. What are your thoughts (after reading the article)?

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