School meal regs blamed for drop in lunch sales

Mich. district selling 100 fewer lunches than last year.

Bangor Township Schools and other school districts across Michigan are hearing student complaints after implmemeting the  new requirements for school lunches. Everything from "the food doesn't taste as good" to "there isn't enough food," has caused the district to sell 100 less lunches than last year.

For example, one menu entree is five chicken nuggets with a whole wheat roll, accompanied by vegetables and fruit. The wraps, paninis and calzones are about the size of a microwave Hot Pocket, said Ryan Leitermann, a 17-year-old senior.

With a total population of about 900 students, about 500 eat the hot lunch prepared at the school, said Shelley Blair, Bangor Township schools food services director.

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