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How Brands Like Domino’s Profit From School Lunch



Roughly 30 million kids in the U.S. eat school lunch every day, and “Big Food” companies have a pretty big stake in what makes it on kids’ trays. It starts with …

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  1. You're lucky you have fresh food at school:(
    In Romania we get a small milk carton and a pice of almost expired bread. And that's not everyday. As you get older you don't get as much as smaller kids.
    And almost every school has this little store somewere inside or outside the school, where they sell processed items like: chips, chocolate or juice. They usually make the prices higher, but when a kid forgot their lunch they usually go and buy something. It's really toxic and they don't care.

  2. Idk bout y'all but my school lunch is great 👌 My favorite lunch was Taco Tuesdays with Tacos and/or nachos (NOT pre-made), Mexican rice, and corn. Plus my cousin was a special Ed teacher so I would give her money to get me candy and soda from the teachers lounge vending machine. If I got REALLY lucky, my cousin would buy me Jimmy Johns for lunch. Life is great.

  3. The country went from child malnutrition in schools to child obesity through corporations getting involved and providing meals.

    People complain that corporations are providing the meals because it makes kids fat.

    Okay, lets reverse it and go back to malnutrition to own the private sector! You can't get something for nothing. Food prep, staffing etc is time consuming and expensive. The costs and time is cut by serving prepared meals provided by well known brands. Why is this a problem? No child is made obese by school lunches.

    The brands serve food the kids would eat at home anyway; pizza, chicken nuggets etc. Stop trying to force others to be perfect based on some ever drifting criteria.

    This is the parents fault anyway. Parents should be responsible for their own child's lunch. They should be responsible for their child's education, too. This system which suggests everyone live high on the hog, but on someone else's dime, is toxic.

    Make your kid's lunches and you can avoid this problem.

  4. I like my cafeteria lunch, personally, I think the lunches are more than I need so I usually get a pizza, fruit, and a switch (a energy drink)

  5. In many countries of Asia, food is also related with education. We teach kids to treasure food, not wasting them. When I saw how nasty was my child’s school lunch and how the kids just threw away the whole plate (because they are nasty), I felt extremely shocked. Kids should be educated to eat good, healthy food, not frozen, overly processed, colored food.

    I now just make lunch for my child to take it to school. I wish someday I can show these American kids how Japanese or Taiwanese kids school lunch look like and taste like.

  6. Why are there so few people working on the source of the issue to begin with, which is that there's 73% of students on government assistance vs 15% years ago?
    Battling symptoms is important, but battling causes leads to progress.

  7. Why are there so few people working on the source of the issue to begin with, which is that there's 73% of students on government assistance vs 15% years ago?
    Battling symptoms is important, but battling causes leads to progress.

  8. Why are there so few people working on the source of the issue to begin with, which is that there's 73% of students on government assistance vs 15% years ago?
    Battling symptoms is important, but battling causes leads to progress.

  9. Why are there so few people working on the source of the issue to begin with, which is that there's 73% of students on government assistance vs 15% years ago?
    Battling symptoms is important, but battling causes leads to progress.

  10. You say that they're trying to give us good pizza, but then at my old California school REPLACED THE GOOD PIZZA WHICH WAS DOMINOS OR LITTLE CAESARS WITH PLASTIC so shut up about that, the cheese, the sauce, the dough is plastic and the pepperoni is mediocre, almost on the level of plastic

  11. At my school in Canada, we have to pay for all of our lunches, but most people just pack their own lunches.
    Stuff is just really expensive, it’s 4$ for a slice of pizza, 50c for milk, and 1.50$ for a brownie or two cookies. We have fruit and salad, but nobody buys that stuff. We also have a special daily meal, like Mac’n’ cheese with a side of salad and a cookie. And, yes, we have pizza every day.

  12. I went to a school where we had to pay 10$ per lunch and the food made us well sick the food was taken off the table but the damage was already done,we changed schools for a different reason though we also didnt get any ketchup,salt or pepper because it was too expensive,but the teachers get those for FREE

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