(EAGNEWS) — CRESCENT SPRINGS, Kentucky – A Kentucky school is trying to sweeten the school lunch deal by offering kids ice cream.
Like many schools, Saint Joseph School is grappling with “healthy” changes to the National School Lunch Program that were championed by first lady Michelle Obama.
Saying “it is somewhat difficult at times to make ends meet,” the school will now be selling the treat to students who buy a hot lunch.
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“Last year the school lunch programs in the Catholic Schools in the area were taken over by the diocese. The diocese provides the menus for the month, and while we may switch days around, we must use the specific menus we are given. We must also abide by the nutritional guidelines as provided by the federal government within the last few years. There are less students who purchase lunch due to some of these guidelines,” Principal Cathy Stover writes in a letter to parents.