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The problem with cafeteria food

Dear Editor:

The schools of the Roaring Fork Valley have a major problem on their hands about the cafeteria. If something doesn’t happen soon there’s a huge possibility of losing the food there. So many of the kids aren’t eating at the cafeteria that it’s not able to make enough money to survive. Over the past couple of weeks the cafeteria has been trying to serve better, more desirable food, but it’s still not working. It’s not satisfying what kids want the most, and that’s the big reason why they are going out.

The price of food is killing them too. A survey of Basalt High School kids found that kids only spend about $4 to $6 dollars on their lunch, and if they get an entree, drink, and side by that time it will be over six dollars. What the school needs to do is to get the food that kids want the most. From the same survey kids mostly want to eat pizza, snacks other than chips and fruit. If the cafeteria could start serving those items more we might be able to save the cafeteria for everyone, but if we don’t do something now it could be the kids in elementary and middle school that will pay the price.

Kenneth Wahlstrom

Carbondale


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