Aug 11, 2011

Say it ain't so: APS raises lunch prices

NewsNM - Swickard: I wonder how they would look at my peanut butter and jelly sandwich when I was going to school? From - Albuquerque Public Schools will be back in session in less than a week, and between breakfast and lunch, the district will serve more than 75,000 meals to students everyday. This year, APS raised its lunch prices 10 cents. This means $1.85 for elementary students and $2.10 for middle and high schoolers. The school system must follow strict nutritional guidelines. Each meal must have a protein, dairy, grain, fruit and vegetable. About 80% of the food served is homemade or hand-packaged, which does cost more for the district. APS is also adding "Meatless Mondays" and "Turkey Thursdays" to its menu, and it will have a "Produce of the Month" that will be served at least twice. Read more

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