By MRCTV, Special for USDR
The new lunch standards are actually driving students to eat more junk food and seek out tastier meals elsewhere, school nutritionists told a Congressional briefing:
“With a la carte choices so limited, many students go off campus for fast food, soda and sugary snacks. We have experienced a 10 percent drop in revenue and anticipate a nearly $175,000 loss this school year.”
“Students used to love the spinach and tomato wraps from our Made-Fresh-for-You bar, but they just don’t like the flavor of the new whole grain wraps. With all the changes, my paying students are walking away from the program.”
As a result, new standards are causing costs to skyrocket and program participation to plummet, the panelists said.
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