RFA Student Finds Worm in Peaches at Lunch
The problems with what kids are being served in school continues. One RFA student, who didn't want us to use their name, discovered a worm in their peaches. When they took it back they were told "to get another one."
The peaches and worm picture was posted on Facebook yesterday and already has over 100 shares. Although some think the picture is photo shopped the student says "C'mon I would not take the time out of my day to photoshop a worm on peaches. It was disgusting that a person could've eaten a worm from a school lunch."
This isn't the first student to complain about food at RFA. Mark D'Amore, took a stand after seeing more and more lunches ending up in the trash. “This is what the school district tries to pass off as food to the kids and staff," said D'Amore after receiving an inedible cheeseburger. "Inedible lunches are pretty common. There’s multiple days I see kids throwing out their food.”
Last May another parent complained about the lunche served. Tania Premo spoke out after seeing the turkey given to her child. “This is what kids in most schools are being fed. No excuses-this should not be allowed in any school!”
Chris Whitmore, RFA Food Service Director released a statement after the turkey complaint :
It is our highest priority to make sure we serve the best meals we can to all of our students. We are very sorry this happened and we want to make sure your children, our customers, have every right and encouraged to receive another meal option or a new one. The food service staff has and will continue to be accommodating to all students and staff.
Our mission is to provide every student the opportunity to pick and choose from a wide range of healthy, delicious, and nutritious meals in a friendly and educational atmosphere; each and every day. Keeping our kids safe and healthy is our number one priority.
D’Amore didn't blame the school or even the cafeteria workers. He felt the blame lied with the politicians. “It’s not the cafeteria people who are the problem. They are doing their job. The problem is in Albany. The schools are given regulation and guidelines that tell them the food they have to serve. Their hands are tied.”
A worm in peaches doesn't sound like a regulation or guidelines problem. It sounds like an inattentiveness problem. With all the student complaints it also sounds like a problem that should be looked into.