School districts still adjusting to new lunch standards

Following a protest over the new meal regs, one school district struggles to increase participation.

Aug. 8—Smaller portions and increased prices spelled trouble last fall for some school cafeterias.

Lunch purchases plummeted in many districts such as Plum where participation rates at both Oblock Junior High and Plum High School decreased more than 50 percent the first week of classes last year after students joined in a social-media driven protest.

The decreases affected districts' bottom lines, administrators said.