Why is Chancellor Klein Permitting Unhealthy Food in our School Cafeterias, and Poor Playgrounds to Exercise in?
We read about the terrible food in our public schools, and we want to know why Chancellor Klein is not doing something about it? Subj: Letter to the Editor Re: Naked Lunch Date: 3/9/2003 To: email@example.com To The Editor: Mr. Lee's piece on "Naked Lunch: School Children Grimace and Can't Bear It" [March 9] brings back many fond memories. I started a lunch club several years ago at a Manhattan elementary school and every monday in the cafeteria for one entire school year I saw the most unappealing, overly-cooked vegetables and undercooked meat I have ever seen. My 11 4th and 5th graders traded, bartered free homework help, anything as long as they did not have to eat that "food", if that's what it was. In fact, we sometimes had a contest to guess what was in the lunch, because the shape of the meat/vegetable, or whatever, was unrecognizable. As department of education officials dont see anything wrong with this food, why not ask the distributors to make a stop at the Tweed Courthouse before the meals are delivered to our children? Betsy Combier