Pleasing all students when it comes to school lunches is not easy. CCA has recently taken a step to hopefully broaden the diversity of school lunches, and to make them more enjoyable for everyone.
In the past, CCA always had one meal option for lunch. Students could get the whole tray of the lunch option, and an option to buy snack items on A La Carte. Though the lunches at CCA were satisfactory, there was a lack of option. Students had one and only one meal choice everyday at lunch. Whether it be a sloppy joe or tacos, students had to eat it if they wanted school lunch.
Recently, the school has added a change to hopefully make school lunches wider in range. Everyday there is a lunch substitution option for students. For example, on Fridays, a hot dog is offered instead of whatever is being served that day. Other options for days of the week include a regular chicken sandwich, a pork sandwich, and a hamburger. This change allows students to have more choice in what they eat, and allows them more room to pick and choose.
Students are liking this option and enjoying the new alternates, but some may wonder if the school is doing enough to promote healthy but also tasty lunches.
“I do feel like they should have more fresh options, like a fruit and salad bar, so we can have something more healthy,” stated freshman Morgan Malli. Maybe a salad bar, or something fresh would give even more options for lunch, especially those looking for fresher options.
CCA has taken a step toward better lunches, and students are pleased. But there still may be room for improvement and experimenting with what students like best.