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Teen Says Healthy School Lunch is Too Small (Photo)

| by Michael Allen

Kaytlin Shelton and her family are upset that school children in Chickasha, Okla., are fed a "Munchable" lunch every other Monday that includes meat, two crackers, one slice of cheese and two pieces of cauliflower.

"It makes me want to take that to the superintendent and tell him to eat it for lunch," Shelton told OKC Fox.

"I can go pay a dollar for a lunchabe and get more food in it," added Kaytlin's father Vince Holton. "Schools are responsible for children while they're at school, they're responsible for feeding the children."

In addition to the food that Shelton chose for her lunch, milk, beans and pears are also available to eat on "Munchable" Mondays.

However, School Superintendent David Cash stated, "You've got in some cases little kids that they're only two meals are breakfast and lunch at school and they're getting you know a grand total of 1100 calories. That's not enough."

"These regulations were put into effect two years ago and were still struggling with them," added Asst. State Superintendent for Child Nutrition Joanie Hildenbrand.

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Administrators think that as a result of these guidelines kids are going through the day hungry.

"I know they are," Superintendent Cash said, "there is no doubt about that. My own kid comes home and the first thing he does is raid the refrigerator."

The school is reportedly now looking into whether the Munchable is a legitimate food option for growing kids.

Sources: The Lost Ogle, OKC Fox