Ontario County schools struggle with new health guidelines

Canandaigua school district had an $83,000 deficit last school year due to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.

Nov. 7—In many Ontario County schools, in New York, the ring of the lunch bell doesn’t seem to inspire the same kind of excitement it once did.

Some administrators say since the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 — aimed at requiring schools to provide healthier food options to students — was implemented, their cafeteria coffers are much lighter.

In some districts, that number is substantial. In the Canandaigua school district, 31,000 fewer lunches were served in the 2012-13 school year than in previous years — and the district had an $83,000 deficit last school year.

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