I Want to Eat Healthy–Why Does My High School Make That Hard?

Our Cafeteria’s Stomach-Churning Options Have Turned Breakfast and Lunch Into Skippable Meals

I recently celebrated my one-year anniversary of being a vegetarian. Every second has been worth it, but it has been an exhausting journey. It’s not because I’m dreaming of cheeseburgers and bacon. It’s because of the food at my San Gabriel Valley public high school.

My options are limited: salads, nachos, cheese pizza, or grilled cheese. The salads are dry, the nachos are stale, the pizzas are cold and thin, and the grilled cheese is precooked and wrapped in plastic. I hate to sound like a spoiled teenage brat, but the …