Cafeteria Food

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LAUSD Cafeteria Food
Since the start of the school year 2011-2012, the cafeteria food has been criticized by the fellow students of Abraham Lincoln Senior High School. Students have been complaining of the taste and the presentation of the food.

Last week on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, we interviewed student Genisis Barragan. We asked Barragan how the food has gotten better and she stated that, “The food has gotten healthier because there is less fat. They don’t give that much cheese. But the food sucks because of the taste.”

Fresh food should be major in school food. We asked Barragan if it was important and if they should or should not serve fresh food. Barragan had stated, " it’s healthier than doing all of these packaging, and microwaving and all these other stuff." Having freshness in our food gives us more vitamin and mineral counts.

Starting from the new school year of 2012-2013, LAUSD has taken out flavored milk from the menu. Barragan was disappointed to hear that they won't have chcolate milk anymore. She said "Oh, I was so sad! It was chocolate milk. Who doesn’t like chocolate milk and it’s not even that fattening."

In the article "Flavored Milk Banned In LA Schools" from the Huffington Post, it states that "The Los Angeles Unified School District is taking a stand against child obesity, becoming the nation's largest school system to stop serving sugar-laden flavored milk." Flavored milk is believed to be a cause of childhood obesity.

Many students have gotten lunch with food they don't want. The lunch ladies just provide the students with necessary food that LAUSD requires. Cafeteria Manager Yvette Garcia said "Because we have to make sure that all of the components are there for a meal. In order for us to claim a meal the components have to be there meaning the fruit, the vegetables, even if you don't want it..."

Abraham Lincoln students wonders who cooks the food. So we asked Garcia to find the truth. She said "We cook the...
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