According to the student body and the Tiller-Trail Times editorial board, lunches at Days Creek Charter School could use some improvement.

In Spring of 2020, COVID-19 had hit the world causing a shutdown and schools to close. Now coming back to school we have seen things changed and affected by the virus one being the school lunches. Not only have we seen the decline in quality but also the portions are a lot smaller than years past. With COVID making lunch worse and worse the question we want answered is; can we make a change to our lunches?

  The decline in good quality food has been a problem for the past few years and the majority of the food that is served to us today we do not enjoy eating. We feel that the school should respond to student feedback in order to improve taste. Nothing against the cooks, but they haven’t been put in a position to prepare the best lunches. The lunch ladies have a budget they have to use for the food which means they can’t really get what they want for breakfast and lunch.

Due to Covid-19, the school had to stop giving people different sized portions of food for breakfast and lunch. The highschool students are getting the same amount of food as the elementary school students. In previous years we were allowed to back for seconds if we were still hungry maybe even thirds.

6’5 300 pound junior Greg Reedy has the same portion size as the kindergarten class. This shows that the portion size is very unbalanced.

The lunch ladies have had a rough time this year trying to please the students, with restricted meal plans for the breakfast and lunch for the students of Days Creek, many students go to them with complaints and don’t necessarily do it in the nicest ways, making the lunch ladies stressed, and makes them feel like they aren’t doing their job well. Which we know this is not the case, COVID-19 has taken a toll on many areas of school, including lunches, so in order to help the lunch ladies and the students, we can start a rating system to insure that the lunch ladies get positive feedback, and constructive criticism instead of destructive, this will also help the students be more satisfied with their lunches. 

The quality of the food has a factor in the cost of the food. Because of federal relief, school lunches are free. Some students may feel like if the students paid for lunch then the quality of the food could be a lot better. 

Perhaps we should charge a price for lunches, even a small amount, and put the funds toward improving lunches.