From the NY Post:
Eighth-graders at a middle school in Queens will be getting a lesson in how to eat like an heiress this year after their lunch time was moved up so early in the day their principal sent a letter to parents calling it “brunch.”
Lunch will now start at 9:45 a.m. for some students at IS 25 in Whitestone.
Mimosas won’t be served, just the usual cafeteria fare of chili and mozzarella sticks.
Some parents are fuming.
“My concern is that this brunch schedule teaches children to skip breakfast,” said Paul Manuele, a father of an IS 25 eighth-grader. “Those that don’t skip breakfast won’t have the appetite for a meal two hours later.”
Principal Mary Ellen Beirne said she was scheduling three lunch periods instead of two because of overcrowding. Last year, she said, more than 400 kids were crammed into the cafeteria at once.