Fla. high school students push for morning coffee in school cafeterias

Adding coffee brings up challenges with federal guidelines regarding school meals, district officials say.

INVERNESS, Fla.—A coup of caffeine-loving students is working to convince school board members in Citrus County to allow school cafeterias to serve coffee before morning classes.

"I think they've been pretty enthusiastic about it," said Roy Pistone, the Director of Food and Nutrition for Citrus County Schools. "That was the overwhelming question that came up at every student advisory council."

"They are customers just like anyone else," said Pistone of the district's nearly 5,000 students.

He says when students spoke up during recent advisory council meetings, school administrators listened.

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