Behold the spork- it's a spoon, it's a fork, but one thing it is not is a knife.
Last time I went to school we had chicken parmesan for lunch, and I am here to tell you it can't be cut with a spork. Scored yes, but cut, no. The kids around me were as challenged as I was. You could pick it up with your fingers, but this meal comes with a one-ply napkin no thicker than a tissue and things get really messy really fast. Plus the modern age spork is truly flimsy.
I think you could safely hand them out in prisons. It might be a small thing in the big picture of school food issues, but it is something to think about- either the food needs to be spork consistency, or we need to look into the utility of our utensils.
Still life with spork: lunch was chicken parmesan, whole wheat noodles and salad.
Better D.C. School Food is the official blog of Parents for Better D.C. School Food. We advocate replacing highly processed, sugary foods with wholesome, nutritious food in District of Columbia public schools to promote the health and well-being of all children. We partner with the D.C. Farm to School Network to promote the use of sustainably grown local farm goods in school meals.