It takes a Little Village,
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
That’s supposed to be an enchilada.
Not only does the school believe that parents can not act responsibly, it will cost each student $2.25 per day.
Where does that money go?
Any school that bans homemade lunches also puts more money in the pockets of the district’s food provider, Chartwells-Thompson. The federal government pays the district for each free or reduced-price lunch taken, and the caterer receives a set fee from the district per lunch.
There’s money to be made.
It’s up to the principal.
Wait, so you mean a government that overreaches into nearly every aspect of our lives might in fact create perverse incentives for public employees to usurp parental rights — and that those incentives might be money based?
This is what enchiladas look like in the real world, when not processed and regurgitated by school districts’ food providers: