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Back to School Lunch Dropouts

Aug 29, 2013 -- 4:08pm


After just one year, some schools around the country are dropping out of the healthier new federal lunch program. They say so many students refused the meals that their cafeterias were losing money.  Many districts with high numbers of students who get free and discounted lunches—Cape Public Schools has 63 percent—can't afford to quit, as they would lose the program's cash reimbursements.  Coordinator of Nutrition Services Lisa Elfrink says that Cape Schools are not seeing the drop in participation—or much push back from students. Elfrink says that the key has been to prepare the kids for the change early, and by giving them choices, without taking away everyone’s favorite—the CRISPITO!  Elfrink says they have even created a new flavor!  Pepperoni Crispito!  Yummy…

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