Indiana parents are questioning why breadsticks are being treated as a main entree for their children's school lunches.
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Breadsticks as main entree? School parents upset in Indiana

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One parent, whose child attends kindergarten at Greenfield Central Schools, said he has unhappy when his daughter’s lunch this week included breadsticks, carrot coins and applesauce, WCPO reported.

“I just couldn’t believe that you could actually just give them regular breadsticks, you know, it has no nutritional value,” said the parent, who wished to remain anonymous. “A lot of kids, it’s their only meal of the day – they don’t get to go home and have a nice meal that a lot of our kids are blessed with.”

Parents may be miffed, but officials at the Indiana Department of Education called the meal a full lunch because it offers cheese dipping sauce.

“Cheese, per the USDA, is considered a protein and therefore we see schools that offer that sometimes as a protein,” Department of Education press secretary Adam Baker told WCPO.

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