Chicago School Bans Brown Bag Lunch

A Chicago public school, Little Village Academy on the West Side, does not allow kids to bring lunches from home, a policy that has irritated some parents, according to The Chicago Tribune.

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Editor's Insight: This is a bold move. The policy is controversial, and some will logically argue that forbidding kids from bringing lunch from home is counterproductive to promoting healthy choices.

However, studies have shown that many parents do not make good choices for their kids. Childhood nutrition education is a serious matter and school officials need to use their best judgment in forming lunch policies. 04-13-11 by Elliot Maras