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Monday, April 11, 2011

For Your Own Good: No More Home-made Lunches in Chicago Schools

It is now against school rules for kids to bring in homemade lunches to public schools in the name of doing "what's right" for kids.

Principal Elsa Carmona said her intention is to protect students from their own unhealthful food choices.

"Nutrition wise, it is better for the children to eat at the school," Carmona said. "It's about the nutrition and the excellent quality food that they are able to serve (in the lunchroom). It's milk versus a Coke. But with allergies and any medical issue, of course, we would make an exception."