Thanks to Mooch this now qualifies as a lunch: A few slices of ham, two small crackers, two pieces of cauliflower and a slice of cheese.
Angry parents in Chickasha complain their kids aren’t getting enough to eat at school. The Holton family says the meal the district calls a “Munchable” is ridiculous and family members say it needs to change.
The meal that daughter Kaytlin Shelton took a photo of Monday consists of lunch meat, a couple crackers, a slice of cheese and two pieces of cauliflower. Schools in Chickasha serve it every other week. […]
The school district says there are more options on Munchable day such as milk, beans and pears, but Superintendent David Cash agrees there’s a problem. He says it’s thanks to federal regulations to fight childhood obesity, which limit calories per meal based on a student’s age.
“You’ve got in some cases little kids that they’re only two meals are breakfast and lunch at school and they’re getting you know a grand total of 1100 calories. That’s not enough,” he said.
… But even she says the federal regulations for maximum calories, sodium and fat are frustrating. Especially because many students don’t eat all of the options.
“These regulations were put into effect two years ago and were still struggling with them.”