"Principal Elsa Carmona said her intention is to protect students from their own unhealthful food choices."
Translate that: Principal Elsa Carmona of Little Village Academy on Chicago's West Side, thinks Chicago parents are idiots, does not respect their parenting skills, and is taking over the responsibility of feeding them.
It is true. Elsa Carmona thinks the tradition of bringing lunch to school is horrible, so much so that she wants to intervene. You can call her here: 773 534-1880
Read the expose of the draconian measures by Monica Eng and Joel Hood, Tribune reporters:
Chicago school bans some lunches brought from home
To encourage healthful eating, Chicago school doesn't allow kids to bring lunches or certain snacks from home — and some parents, and many students, aren't fans of the policy.
They aren't the only ones: "At Claremont Academy Elementary School on the South Side, officials allow packed lunches but confiscate any snacks loaded with sugar or salt." Principal Rebecca Stinson is responsible for this disrespect of parents. You can e-mail here here: firstname.lastname@example.org
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