School lunches are changing due to new federal guidelines requiring school districts to serve more grains, fruits, and veggies. Connecticut students join the ranks of public school kids speaking out about portion sizes across the country.
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Samantha Decena, a Kennedy volleyball player, said she eats the mozzarella sticks and strawberry milk, but throws away her fruit, vegetables, and meat because she finds it unappetizing.
"I could eat more, but I choose not to," Ms. Decena said.
Chris Wallace, director of food services for Education Connection, the vendor that oversees the lunch programs for Torrington, Litchfield, Thomaston and New Hartford, said she has heard similar complaints.