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Trinity says goodbye to vending machines during school day

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Trinity says goodbye to vending machines during school day

Leon Brooks [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Leon Brooks [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Leon Brooks [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Over time, Trinity has endured many changes. Some of the students have agreed with them and others have become a controversy. Trinity’s most recent adjustment was pushing the hours back on the times the vending machines are available to students.

Currently, vending machines are unavailable to students during the school day. This is because public schools, such as Trinity, have to comply with federal guidelines regarding the healthy eating of students. As a result of this, the cafeteria staff has worked with the administration to provide healthy lunch options for students.

Prices of snack items and beverages in the cafeteria have not changed. The reasoning being that the cafeteria and the vending machines not being in competition with one another.

However, this raises the question of why the vending machines remain in the halls. The vending machines remain in place for students who may participate in after-school activities. The machines were here prior to the school food policy change and federal government guidelines.

“At times, we have secured grants that allow students to eat for free after school. So, I could see a time when vending machines are not necessary,” said Samosky.

Students are finding this change to be an inconvenience. They feel that the vending machines should be usable the entire day.

“It’s been a setback for me because sometimes I don’t eat lunch or I don’t like anything in the cafe and just want a small snack,” stated Aliana Altomare, a Junior.

Not being able to use the vending machines isn’t completely a necessity, but they are quick and easy to access. The challenge to adapt to this new change has been a tough one.

“There are a couple of rumbling tummy periods, but nothing major,” responded Kody Oravetz, a Senior.

Moreover, students have had to adapt to this change, some finding it easier than others. Students haven’t lost the privilege to snack but bringing them from home is always an option.

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