Students Are Fed Up With Cafeteria Food And Decide To Boycott School Lunch
How many years have the schools served the same food over and over again. From the rubbery pizza, watered down macaroni cheese, and fake beef ravioli? For years now, passed down to many generations the school menu has always almost remained the same. A group of kids from a Texas school decided that they were tired of the same food and decided to boycott their school lunch to request for more menu choices and healthier alternatives.
About 30 students boycotted and brought their lunches from home for four days last week. The president of the seventh-grade class Mckenzi Simmons said “boycott” was a vocabulary word in a recent Texas history class, and that students put what they’d learned into action.
“All we wanted was for our voice to be heard and a chance at change,” said Mckenzi, 12.
The school principle defended the school’s menus, saying they are based on policy set by the Texas Department of Agriculture — which provide specific nutritional guidelines for foods like fruits and vegetables, portion sizes and fried foods. School principle also said:
“Kids will say, `When am I ever going to use this stuff?”‘ Aguirre said about some classrooms. “Maybe those girls are our leaders of tomorrow. Somebody has to jump up and do something different.”.
The students believe their demands have been heard and plan to now halt the boycott.