Healthy or not, cafeteria food tends to have a . . . well, a cafeteria-like quality. A school in Chicago has banned students from brining in homemade lunches, meaning it’s cafeteria food or bust.
Though exceptions can be made for food allergies and medical conditions, Little Village Academy’s policy is lunches come from the school, not the parents, to encourage healthy eating. Another school in the city permits homemade lunches, but takes sugary and salty snacks away from the students.
We have to wonder how this would go over in Philadelphia, where a soda tax was shut down and the School District’s history makes for a rather critical audience.
So we’ll put the question to you: Should schools ban homemade lunches, and should they be allowed to?