What’s for Lunch Today? How Students Treat School Lunch Everyday

There’s many options to choose from at lunch when going to school. Spicy Chicken Sandwiches, Teriyaki bowls and Ramen Noodles; there’s a pretty good consistency of variety which many people seem to enjoy but some do not. Some lunches may not be up to standards by the student which results in them not wanting to eat at and some lunches costing money. How can this be improved to the students’ liking? 


The lunch at school is free provided by the school for everyone, which has been set up right when we came back to school after COVID-19, regardless of the individual household eligibility. School lunches became free for the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March of 2020 through the U.S. Department of Agriculture waivers. 


There’s a pretty good consistency and variety of  lunches in school. And many people seem to enjoy it, but some do not. Some lunches may not be up to standards by the student which results in them not wanting to eat at all, or some options costing money. It can lead to issues for a student not eating at all.


“I think that the school lunch this year is definitely better than the school lunch last year, it should definitely be improved though.” Junior Anthony Hunt said. 


We don’t know if the school lunch will ever cost money again, but this change was very beneficial for students who might have not had the funds to afford lunch. Most of the school lunches in the Las Vegas area and Majority of the states in the U.S. give free lunch to students.


“Well the pizza is not that good, it’s all mainly crust and is almost never fresh, but the food has improved a lot this year as they added salads and many other food options everyday.” Senior Jaydee Alfelor said. “I’d say replace the pizza, the elementary school pizza is better in my opinion.”


With the change being 2 years ago; some people have taken advantage of the school lunch being free. Students may grab lunch, not like it and just leave it wherever they’re sitting or just throwing perfectly good food in the trash. Which results in the custodians or other students who need to pick it up. It leads to littering that causes many more problems around school.


“We are so happy to be able to provide this assistance to families throughout the state,” said NDA Director Jennifer Ott. “The NDA is committed to addressing food insecurity throughout Nevada and this will have a great impact.”