August 30, 2015

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 10/5/2012

"I've got to have a lot more food than this."

-- Shermar Branch

It's 10:45 a.m. and Shermar Branch is hungry.

The problem is, he just finished lunch in the Zephyrhills High School cafeteria — a serving of nachos, milk, juice, a cup of pear sauce and some vegetables.

"I'm a big guy," said Branch, 16, a junior who plays linebacker on the Bulldogs football team. "I've got to have a lot more food than this."

Because of new federal school meal guidelines aimed at curbing obesity, though, that's all he can get unless he pays for another plate. That's causing grumbling among parents and students, and their tummies.

Read more at the Tampa Bay Times.

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single digital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

Volunteer puppy raisers socialize future guide dogs
Volunteer puppy raisers socialize future guide dogs

Southeastern Guide Dogs’ volunteer puppy raisers help future guide dogs to become comfortable with home life and take the puppies everywhere—to work, out to eat, on trips, and even grocery shopping.

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Is your business ready for a tropical storm or hurricane?

  • Yes, we are ready.
  • Somewhat (never enough!)
  • No, if a storm hits, we would be in trouble.

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe