The Berkeley High School that decided to give organic lunches a shot are dropping the program, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The lunches weren’t very successful, with many students opting to go off-campus or for cheaper fast food for lunch. From the sounds of it, it wasn’t due to the quality of the food, but more because of poor marketing (many students didn’t even know about the organic food court) and certain logistic issues for the food providers.
The district’s superintendent is pushing for another shot at organic lunches, this time done properly. “I think this is a setback,” she said, “but we aren’t dissuaded from the goal of getting our students in the habit of eating healthier food.”