School district forced to respond after father posts son's lunch

Furious dad shames pathetic cafeteria lunch given to students at his children’s New York school in viral snap showing dry carrots, plain rice and four shriveled chicken nuggets: Superintendent says he will explore how to improve food

  • Chris Vangellow, whose children attend the Parishville-Hopkinton Central School District, took to Facebook to share a photo of his son’s school lunch
  • The lunch included four shriveled chicken nuggets, a side of dry-looking carrots, along with white rice and a small carton of fat-free chocolate milk
  • Vangellow wrote that he did not think any student could get energy from the meal and said the school was ‘failingstudents with such an ‘unappetizing’ 음식
  • He said his kids have been complaining ‘that since the lunches are now free for everyone, the portions have dropped,’ which he said is ridiculous
  • In response to the post Superintendent William E. Collins shared a public message on Parishville-Hopkinton Central School District’s website
  • 박사. Collins said in fairness to the school cafeteria, students are allowed more than one serving of fruits or vegetables and one additional nugget
  • 박사. Collins said he was teaming up with the cafeteria manager to create a group to address dissatisfaction with meals and come up with more appetizing options
  • Have your kids received a sad school lunch? Share your pics and email us at Gina.martinez@mailonline.com
  • An angry dad has shamed his children’s New York school district over their pathetic cafeteria lunches.

    Chris Vangellow complained that Parishville-Hopkinton Central School District, in upstate New York, was ‘failingstudents with such an ‘unappetizing’ 음식.

    He also posted a photo of his son’s lunch, which included four shriveled chicken nuggets, a side of dry-looking carrots, along with plain white rice and a small carton of fat-free chocolate milk.

    ‘I think the Parishville School Lunches might be a bit lacking a bit. even for a kid that isn’t 6’5 like Ash,’ he wrote on Facebook on January 12. ‘if this was a game day I don’t think any of the team would be getting enough energy from something like this.

    Vangellow posted a picture of a meal provided to students, which included four shriveled chicken nuggets, a side of dry-looking carrots, along with white rice and a small carton of fat-free chocolate milk

    Vangellow posted a picture of a meal provided to students, which included four shriveled chicken nuggets, a side of dry-looking carrots, along with white rice and a small carton of fat-free chocolate milk

    He claimed that one of his other kids didn’t have any ‘dry tasteless carrotsbecause none were available when he arrived later and that his kid didn’t even attempt to eat the plain rice because it was ‘not very appetizing.

    He said his kids have been complaining ‘that since the lunches are now free for everyone, the portions have dropped,’ which he said is ridiculous.

    Vangellow added that just because the food is free doesn’t mean it should be such bad quality and said although he can provide his family with alternative lunch if needed there are some students that rely on the food provided by the school and what they were offering was unacceptable.

    ‘Don’t come at me with the ‘you get what you pay for’ 또는 ”just send them with foodcrap either,’ the dad wrote. ‘Yeah we can do that and and sometimes the kids do choose to bring something from home or will buy extra lunch to get more in them to get them through a day.

    Chris Vangellow (사진) wrote that he did not think any student could get energy from the meal and said the school was 'failing' students with such an 'unappetizing' food

    Chris Vangellow (사진) wrote that he did not think any student could get energy from the meal and said the school was ‘failingstudents with such an ‘unappetizing’ 음식

    ‘The problem is that not all families can do that,’ 그는 계속했다. ‘We don’t live in a very rich area. Some kids may not get much or anything when at home and this is what they have to survive on. The rely on the meals that the school provides. This is what they get though. 내 생각에는, this is failing those kids.

    The dad also posted pictures of other lunches served by the school that looked just as unappealing and meager.

    In response to the post, Superintendent William E. Collins conceded that ‘many students and parents are dissatisfied with school lunches.

    He argued that ‘in fairness to the cafeteria, students are allowed one more serving of fruits or vegetables and one additional nugget than appeared in the photograph.

    But he said he and the school’s cafeteria manager were creating a group to address the dissatisfaction and discuss how to improve them.

    Vangellow said that students deserved better than what the school was providing

    Vangellow said that students deserved better than what the school was providing

    Vangellow shared photos his kids sent him of other unappetizing meals

    The Upstate dad also posted pictures of other lunches served by the school that looked just as unappealing and meager

    박사. Collins told 폭스 뉴스 that the school contracts through the Boards of Cooperative Educational Services for their food.

    ‘We fall under the same nutritional guidelines as every public school in the nation, so there are limitations on just how varied school lunches can be from one school to another,’ Collins added,

    ‘Some of the lunches in the photos are misleading because they show incomplete serving sizes that do not contain all of the choices available to students going through the lunch line; 하나, it is clear that many students and parents would like to see a change,’ 박사. Collins added.

    Have your kids received a sad school lunch? Share your pics and email us at gina.martinez@mailonline.com