The Nine-Year-Old Paying Off His Classmates' Lunch Debt Isn't a 'Feel Good' Story
Framing these stories as inspirational pushes us further into a bleak future where debt is inescapable, even in elementary school.
School Lunch Baron Allegedly Hacked Students' Data to Take Down His Competitor
The CFO of a school lunch distributor faces charges of identity theft and unauthorized computer access and could spend three years in prison.
Nebraska School Cook Allegedly Added Kangaroo Meat as Secret Ingredient in Cafeteria Chili
“If a family wants to eat exotic foods, they can do so on their own time—not at school,” the school's superintendent wrote in a letter to parents.
Nothing to See Here, Just Spiders Crawling Out of This Kid's School Cafeteria Breakfast
"I looked in my cereal and they were in my cereal. So I’ve digested spiders," said sophomore Gatlan Morris.
School Accused of Promoting 'Classism' with $100 Passes to Cut Lunch Line
The school's principal quickly disavowed the plan.
This Photo Has Sparked an Online Debate Over the State of School Lunches
Is this 'popcorn chicken po-boy' a plea for merciful reprieve from a desperate cafeteria worker? Or is this now considered an acceptable lunch?
Mom Accidentally Puts Bag of Booze Slushie in Child's Lunchbox
Everyone knows Go-Gurt pairs great with hard liquor.
How a Lunch Program Is Changing At-Risk Students' Lives
"Most of the men in my life get shot," a ten-year-old girl tells me over a meal at her Baltimore school, where a lunch buddy program has helped disadvantaged students show dramatic improvement in the classroom.
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High School Student Suspended for Taking One Extra Chicken Nugget at Lunch
Carson Koller was suspended from school for putting six chicken nuggets on his lunch tray instead of the high school’s standard lunch serving of five chicken nuggets.
How Chicago Students Are Fighting Disgusting School Lunches
Claiming that their cafeteria offerings—provided by private contractor Aramark—are "disgusting" and "rotten," students in Chicago Public Schools have started a boycott to fight for their right to a decent, nutritious lunch.
Italy's Schoolchildren Will Not Tolerate Bad Pizza
more than 220 bambini turned up their little Italian noses at the “cold, rubbery, and often uncooked” pizza they were being served at school.
Australian Officials Say that Teachers Should Eat Burritos but Not Drink Coffee
A new set of Australian guidelines for food in schools has some scratching their heads over the demonization of coffee and promotion of bagels and pancakes.