High School Students Plan Cafeteria Boycott to Protest Healthy School Lunches

| by Michael Allen

Students at Parsippany Hills High School in New Jersey are planning a lunch strike to protest what they claim are inadequately sized meals (video below).

New federal health guidelines based on first lady Michelle Obama’s 'Let’s Move' campaign have resulted in less protein and bread, and an increase in vegetables and fruits, reports CBS New York.

The students hope their cafeteria boycott that will cost the school money and send a message.

Mark Vidovich, who runs Pomptonian Food Service, told CBS New York: "There’s a lot less turkey on the sandwich, there’s 33 percent less turkey and the size of the bread has been reduced by a third."

The nutritional changes have caused some parents to subsidize small school lunches with brown bag lunches from home.