Students asked to write thank-you letters to cafeteria staff after maggots appear in lunches

Not that unfortunate cafeteria incidents don’t happen, but the followup here seems extremely bizarre. Tennessee’s Madisonville Middle School in Monroe County recently reported a few incidents in which maggots were discovered in lunch food: First in granola, then a few days later in some blackberries. As a follow-up,…

Last Call: Lunchbox Dad sets a high bar for back-to-school lunches

Making school lunches is one of those (many) things I am continually behind on. If I’m lucky, I may get up early enough to make my kids something in the beige food variety they might actually eat: mac-and-cheese, bagel sandwich, grilled cheese. Many days, they default to the cafeteria lunch, and I feel guilty. So I am…

TIL what Jackie O. always ordered for lunch, besides gin

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis had an impossibly, and predictably, chic go-to lunch order. Whenever she’d stroll into the Carlyle Restaurant on 76th in Manhattan—the late, former First Lady was practically a neighbor—she’d sit down and order the same thing: a Cobb Salad, a gin and tonic, accompanied by a cigarette.…

Washington State bans schools from lunch-shaming kids who can’t pay

“Lunch-shaming” sounds like Bender making fun of Brian’s very well-rounded bag lunch in The Breakfast Club. But it’s actually one of those practices that makes sense on one level; on the other, you gotta wonder what the fuck people were thinking. Washington State just passed a bill making it illegal for schools to…