Students express mixed feelings about Skyline lunches

January 29, 2013

By Sampurna Basu

A standard public school is expected to serve lunch on a daily basis under specific dietary regulations. However, whether students actually like the options provided is not something that is enforced.

Sampurna Basu Skyline High School

Sampurna Basu
Skyline High School

Skyline High School has many daily options for lunch, ranging from the featured hot lunch of the day to a wide array of salads. In addition, there is a Student Store where students can purchase Yoko’s Teriyaki and other lunch choices. All meals are strictly regulated by the Issaquah School District so each serving size is no more than 300 calories.

At the average lunch table, varied responses come in reaction to these seemingly fair conditions.

“I don’t hate it nor do I absolutely love it,” one junior said. “I feel as though there are a pretty good amount of options. However, they’re mainly prepackaged and don’t look appetizing.”

This ambivalence is not shared with a freshman who said, “Frankly, the food here is just not worth it. I prefer bringing a lunch from home, which tastes better.”

Although adhering to all the rules and regulations, it seems lunch at Skyline is a work in progress.

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