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Milk Money Needed Chicago School Bans Homemade Lunch

Chicago School Bans Homemade Lunch

Nobody likes being the kid whose mom packs the worst lunch, but isn’t this taking things a little too far? Administrators at the Little Village Academy in Chicago banned homemade lunches, instead insisting all kids pay $2.25 for the school-made ones. “Nutrition-wise, it is better for the children to eat at the school,” said Principal Elsa Carmona. A public school, Little Village banned homemade lunches six years ago after seeng too many kids bring soda and chips to school. Exceptions are made for kids who have food allergies. A Chicago Public Schools spokeswoman could not verify how many schools were like Little Village. While parents are unhappy with the policy, one second grader, Julian Ruiz, admitted “Sometimes I would bring the healthy stuff, but sometimes I would bring Lunchables.”

April 11, 2011 4:46 PM