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Opinion: The parents, not schools, should rule lunch debate

Published 04/18/2011, The Daily Republic

Back in the stone age, I brought my noon meal to school in a Davy Crockett lunch box. It was made of cheap metal and, had I eaten it, the taste would have been similar to the sandwich inside — usually bologna or tuna on soggy bread. My mother also included an apple (usually thrown, not ingested) and some Mallomars cookies: 800 calories each. According to an article in the Chicago Tribune, my standard lunch would not have been acceptable at the Little Village Academy public school in the Windy City.

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