Abilene Students Protest Federal Food Law

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Students at a northeast Kansas high school are waging a protest against a new federal law regulating what they eat for lunch.

Some Abilene High School students are boycotting the cafeteria to protest the law, which requires them to eat more fruits and vegetables. The students also say they aren't getting enough to eat.

The Salina Journal reports students are being encouraged to bring their own lunch to school or to use the school snack bar this week.

Nancy Curtis, food service supervisor at the school, said the cafeteria served about 175 students Monday, down from an average of about 380.

She says the cafeteria isn't losing money because workers are able to freeze most of the leftover food and there's more revenue from the snack bar.

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