Youth Radio Asks: Why Is School Lunch Gross

Aug 23, 2016

“It's jail food, I feel like I’m in prison.

“It’s sometimes cold and salty. Sometimes it has no taste.”

“I look at the school lunch and don’t even eat it”

Some of the evaluations Rachel Greig collected from her classmates at Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial High School.
Credit Wilson Sayre / WLRN

These are just a few of the comments Rachel Greig collected about very few people’s favorite meal: school lunch.

The Miami-Dade County high school junior talks about school lunch all the time with her younger brother and dad, an elementary school teacher. And always wondered why it didn’t meet her standards for a good meal.

Follow her journey to get some answers:

You can find all of WLRN’s youth radio stories and see more of the work the interns created over the summer here.

WLRN's youth radio program is a partnership with Urgent, Inc.’s FACE program.