Lunch sales down in Twin Cities schools

Largest decline seen in high schools among complaints of small portions.

Nov. 5—In school lunchrooms across the Twin Cities, new federal nutrition standards have cut the fat, shrunk portions and added fruits and vegetables. School-lunch sales are down as much as 10% in some cafeterias across the east metro, district records show. Most of that decline comes from high schools, with elementary- and middle-school sales remaining flat.

Take Apple Valley High School, where junior Maddi Engel says students have considered boycotting the new meals because they are tasteless, too small and too costly.