From The Los Angeles Times:
Andre Jahchan, a 16-year-old sophomore at Esteban Torres High School, said the food was “super good” at the summer tasting at L.A. Unified’s central kitchen. But on campus, he said, the chicken pozole was watery, the vegetable tamale was burned and hard, and noodles were soggy.
“It’s nasty, nasty,” said Andre, a member of InnerCity Struggle, an East L.A. nonprofit working to improve school lunch access and quality. “No matter how healthy it is, if it’s not appetizing, people won’t eat it.”
School officials have also heard complaints about mold on noodles, undercooked meat, and hard rice.
A Leader In Michelle Obama’s Campaign Against Obesity
Los Angeles Unified is the second largest school district in the country and has been a leader in moving to the more nutritional fare like that being mandated by the National School Lunch Program under First Lady Michelle Obama’s campaign against obesity.
However, if the food isn’t up to par, and the students aren’t eating it, something needs to change.
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