District raises lunch prices to combat rising food prices

The California drought and new USDA regulations have forced the Framingham school district's meal prices.

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.—Already feeling the pressure of stringent new government nutrition guidelines, the district's food services department is also now starting to feel the pinch of increasing food costs.

Starting in the 2015-16 school year, the middle schools and high school may have to increase their meal prices as a result, officials said this week.

"It's just a double, triple, quadruple whammy," said Framingham food services director Brendan Ryan.

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