October 31, 2014

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.

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