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Was the food you ate in school healthy?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on October 2, 2013

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“The food offered was garbage.”

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“It was nasty.”

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“Not at all. It was awful.”

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“Probably not.”


2002 6 months, 2 weeks ago

I went to Lawrence schools in the late 60's and through the 70's and the food in the schools was excellent. Fresh baked desserts a Chef's Salad choice in middle school and high school. High School was good, but I especially remember South Jr. High, almost restaurant quality.


Lacy Mohler 6 months, 2 weeks ago

The little school I attended had the best dinner rolls and cinnamon rolls and chili. The best cinnamon rolls ever. Of course that was back when schools still served ham and beans or meat loaf (no spam). There was also peaches, pineapple and apples. Too much spinach, hominy and sauerkraut (which I love now). There could have been more vegetables.

Do today's kids even know what hominy is?


nocrybabies 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Most Americans don't realize how good they have it.


oldbaldguy 6 months, 2 weeks ago

no, brought a lot of brown bag lunches to school.


melott 6 months, 2 weeks ago

The food was not alive, so it could not be healthy.


WarHawk78 6 months, 2 weeks ago

I suppose it was healthy enough, I survived. Not too tasty though


jane_doe 6 months, 2 weeks ago

A lot of it was still frozen, processed and not that healthy. But in grade school they figured out that we went nuts for fresh veggies and dip. And in high school we actually had a decent salad bar.


grammaddy 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Probably a lot healthier than the pre-packaged processed junk they are feeding the kids now. I attended school in the sixties.


Richard Heckler 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Isn't the food for school students contracted out and hauled in instead of being completely prepared on site as it once was?

If this is true what's up with that?


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