Do you pack a lunch for your child? A Chicago school has banned lunches brought from home in an initiative to encourage healthier eating. Would your kids eat their school's served meal or go hungry?
Little Village Academy, a public school on Chicago's West Side, has ruled that students are not allowed to bring lunches from home.
Principal Elsa Carmona told the L.A. Times the policy was created six years ago after she saw kids brining "bottles of soda and flaming hot chips" on school field trips.
"At Little Village, most students must take the meals served in the cafeteria or go hungry or both. During a recent visit to the school, dozens of students took the lunch, but threw most of it in the garbage uneaten," reports the L.A. Times, adding, "Though CPS (Chicago Public Schools) has improved the nutritional quality of its meals this year, it also has seen a drop-off in meal participation among students, many of whom say the food "astes bad."
Momlogic wants to know: What's the best way for schools to encourage healthy eating?