Students bypass lackluster lunch at Issaquah High School

January 29, 2013

By Jacob Brunette

Jacob Brunette Issaquah High School

Jacob Brunette
Issaquah High School

Every day, hundreds of students buy lunch from the Issaquah High School cafeteria. With three lines and a wide variety of available food, students are free to pick and choose what they want to eat on any given day.

Recently, however, there has been concern about the healthiness of school lunch, and IHS does not do a stellar job at providing students with healthy options.

To begin, only one of the three lunch lines provides the typical school lunch, made by the kitchen staff and changed daily, while all three have pizza every day.

The school lunch is often unappetizing and passed over by the majority of students. The only other option for a full lunch is a small number of prepackaged salads or bagels, tucked away in a corner where they are hard to see. Along with the full lunch options are a number of prepackaged à la carte items, ranging from fruit snacks to Cup Noodles. Apart from a small fruit basket, these items tend to be of little nutritional value.

All in all, the Issaquah High School cafeteria’s selection leaves much to be desired.

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