Abilene Students Protest Federal Food Law
Associated Press - Wed 11:08 AM 10/24/2012
Students were complaining that the new healthier lunches that range between 750 to 850 calories weren't cutting it.
Students at Abilene High School are waging a protest against a new federal law regulating what they
eat for lunch.
Some students are boycotting the cafeteria to protest the law, which requires them to eat more fruits and
vegetables. The students also say they aren't getting enough to eat.
Students are being encouraged to bring their own lunch to school or to use the school snack bar this week.
Nancy Curtis, food service supervisor at the school, said the cafeteria served about 175 students Monday, down from an average of about 380.
She says the cafeteria isn't losing money because workers are able to freeze most of the leftover food and there's more revenue from the snack bar.
Associated Press information from: The Salina Journal