"I'm a very involved parent," said Rodriguez, mother of a fifth-grader at Vine Street, and a 12-year-old who went to Vine Street and is now in 8th grade at a different school. Rodriguez quickly became accustomed to her sons' food complaints, and initially tuned them out. But she started taking their gripes seriously about three years ago, when she drank from a school-supplied milk carton and it didn't taste quite fresh.
As a result, she says, "I prepare lunches." Sandwiches, mostly.
She's heard other parents complain, but this was the first time she has spoken up. She added that a school employee told her that apples don't get washed, and complained to Zimmer about that.
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