Some high school football players in Mukwonago, Wis., are boycotting the school's lunchtime cafeteria food in protest of what they see as a "one size fits all" approach to feeding kids.
The players were part of approximately 70% of the 830 Mukwonago High students who normally buy lunch but who chose to boycott to protest the newly adopted, federally mandated school lunch calorie limits.
According to a Journal Sentinel Online article "schools across the country are reporting students who are unhappy with the lunch offerings."
From the article:
The healthier food is less the issue than the portions.
"A freshman girl who weighs 100 pounds can eat this lunch and feel completely full, maybe even a little bloated," said Joey Bougneit, a Mukwonago senior.
But [high school senior Nick] Blohm is a 6-foot-3-inch, 210-pound linebacker. He's also class president, and takes several Advanced Placement classes. If schools want students to perform well, he said, they can't be sitting in their chairs hungry.