New Trier High School is giving its food vendor a second chance after it apparently offended the palates of students and staff by providing an overly healthy selection.And the parents--they had to make bag lunches. The torture.
Aramark Educational Services took over the lunch and catering program at the North Shore district in August. Aramark instituted a "strict implementation" of the district's wellness policy, which requires 75 percent of food and beverage offerings to meet National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity health standards, according to school administrators.
The company went overboard, administrators said. It cut all fried foods and monosodium glutamate. It also made all breads, pastas and tortillas with wheat. "
So, obviously, the students rebelled against that," said Don Goers, associate superintendent.
Sales dropped off. And, according to school board member John Myefski, parent involvement with the lunch process increased.Um, why aren't the students making their own.
"I'm sick of packing lunches," Myefski said.
Has New Trier allowed a Meat Club? That was frowned on a few years ago, but perhaps will be a viable option, with the new menu:
School board President Al Dolinko cautioned the company, however.Does Barack know.
"This is now on a short leash," Dolinko said, "as short a leash as it can be."
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