long hours of learning. Many students head to the cafeteria to get a place in the lunch line. Great
preparation has been made to prepare the meals given each day by an exceptional Nutrition
Services team. The Nutrition Service manager at Mountain View, Bonnie Davis has been working in the Alpine District lunch business for 20 years, six at Mountain View. Bonnie was present at Mountain View when the healthy, hunger-free Kids Act was made. The regulation, according to Bonnie, put into effect the usage and implementation of grains, fruit,
vegetables, calories and fat in meals. When asked how the new requirements affected students at Mountain View she said, “Lunches have gone down because of the regulation. Kids will take fruits and vegetables if they want them, but when forced they don’t like it.” In this case many students prefer not to eat than to consume the school meal, raising concern for head lunch lady, Bonnie. 40% of the students at Mountain View are on a free and reduced lunch and breakfast plan. “If you are offered a free lunch and breakfast take advantage of that. Even if you don’t like it but like the dessert come eat the dessert.” Bonnie mentioned her great experience working with Mountain View students encouraging Mountain View to show some respect to the workers and to pick up after themselves. “On the whole kids here are really good, they say thankyou and are
respectful. I’m impressed with the students.” Fun fact: Bonnie Davis works with 6 other nutrition service workers to prepare approximately 480 lunches a day.