‘If you wouldn't eat it yourself, don't serve it to our students’: Superintendent addresses school lunch concerns
Paterson schools promised better school lunches last week, but some students and parents say nothing's changed.
This is particularly the case at Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Public School.
Superintendent of Schools Eileen Shafer addressed the issue, saying, "If you wouldn't eat it yourself, don't serve it to our students."
"I'm also requiring our food service department to ensure that every student is provided a complete meal,” says Shafer. “That means they have a protein, a bread, a fruit, a vegetable and milk to make sure every student's nutritional needs are met.”
Shafer is in the process of meeting with the food service department's cafeteria workers to expedite the changes.