San Diego father blames school for daughter's "junk food" habit

Daughter spends as much as $6 a day in cafeteria, father complains

Oct. 11—The father of a student at Bernardo Heights Middle School in Poway, Calif., is blaming school officials for allowing his 11-year-old daughter to spend $120 a month on "junk food" in the school's cafeteria. Edge Briscoe complained to a local TV news station that he had "no idea" that foods such as chips, cinnamon rolls and ice cream sandwiches were available in the cafeteria.

The district's computer system allows parents to track what their children buy, leading briscoe to his discovery. The district's foodservice director told the news station that all items sold in the cafeteria, even a la carte items, meet federal nutrition standards.

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