A change this year. The kids have always been allowed up to 5 components on their tray, this includes milk as one. Now the main entree counts as more than one component. So a hamburger is a serving of meat and a grain=2 components. Are you ready? Chicken nuggets are a meat and a grain (the coating-or maybe they were grain-fed chickens ). The best one today--nachos (tortilla chips with melted Velveeta and meat)--counts as 3 components. So with the milk, my students were only allowed to take one other item-a fruit or a vegetable--they are only allowed 5 altogether. One of the vegetables was a handful of sweet/sour pickle chips. Most of my kids ate nachos and pickle chips for lunch today. Wonder why they were hungry an hour later? These kids come from low-income homes, let them eat. It just really frustrates me. The kids who were told they took too much (because they don't understand this counting system) had the food taken off their trays and I'm almost positive it can't be served to another child then.