God Bless Fernando

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Yum! School lunch. How could Mom beat this?

Principal Elsa Carmona decides to usurp the rights of parents in what their children eat for lunch. Is that government gone wild? Read about little Fernando who has more some common sense than a lot of adults. he demanded his right to bring his lunch from home. Score one for Mom and her son Fernando.

Seriously, have you seen the processed food children get in school? It’s the same food they give to prisoners. When I worked in the schools, the only way I knew it was chicken or beef was because they said it was. The pizza was your typical frozen style cuisine. Children will smuggle in sugary foods and I don’t know how teachers police that with all else they have to do.

“Chicago school bans some lunches brought from home
To encourage healthful eating, Chicago school doesn’t allow kids to bring lunches or certain snacks from home — and some parents, and many students, aren’t fans of the policy

Fernando Dominguez cut the figure of a young revolutionary leader during a recent lunch period at his elementary school.

“Who thinks the lunch is not good enough?” the seventh-grader shouted to his lunch mates in Spanish and English.

Dozens of hands flew in the air and fellow students shouted along: “We should bring our own lunch! We should bring our own lunch! We should bring our own lunch!”

Fernando waved his hand over the crowd and asked a visiting reporter: “Do you see the situation?”

At his public school, Little Village Academy on Chicago’s West Side, students are not allowed to pack lunches from home. Unless they have a medical excuse, they must eat the food served in the cafeteria.

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.'”
Read more here: No lunches made by Mom, no way

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