March 27, 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 ditgital 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

GIRLS producer talks workplace dos and don'ts
GIRLS producer talks workplace dos and don'ts

Should you talk about your salary with coworkers? This and other career advice from Jennifer Konner, Executive Producer of HBO's hit show "Girls". 

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Health care spending in Florida: The state is about to lose $2 billion in federal funds for the Low-Income Pool (LIP). Which legislative body is right?

  • The House. Their budget does NOT fund LIP.
  • The Senate. Their budget funds LIP.

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe