Sunday, February 27, 2011

Why your school cafeteria lunch was nasty

[Public] schools typically receive a little less than $3 for each meal served to a child eligible for a free meal. And that total must pay not only for ingredients, but for lunchroom staff, kitchen equipment, the manager’s salary, and all the reports and other paperwork required by state auditors. The average school is left with about a dollar to spend on food.
--Margot Sanger-Katz, Boston Globe, on cheaper than cheap food

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