Maria Lopez loves McDonald’s, but on Wednesday she was in a bustling lunchroom at Rodgers Street Academy picking at the meat of her soft shell taco.
She ate the meat, drank the low-fat milk but skipped the cheesy refried beans and cinnamon apple slices.
“I don’t like beans,” she told me, while sitting at the table with her friends.
Lopez, 13, said school lunches have gotten healthier over the past couple of years, and overall she said the quality and taste of the food has not changed much.
“It’s not that bad. I usually finish my plate, and my friends do, too.”