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AR H.S. Student Posts Pic of Nasty School Lunch, School Investigates

"I was like, 'ewwww.'" That was the reaction Hailey Hawkins says she had when she saw the nachos she was served at Dover High this week.
Obviously, when you look at the picture, it looks bad. There's no denying that.
DOVER, AR -- Nutritionists recommend three balanced meals a day, and for many kids two of those are served at school. But one Arkansas school served a meal this week that was neither nutritious or delicious.

"I was like, 'ewwww.'"

That was the reaction Hailey Hawkins says she had when she saw the nachos she was served here at Dover High earlier this week. Instead of skipping yet another school lunch, she uploaded the picture to Facebook.

"It was not supposed to be grease," she says. "You're not supposed to feed kids grease because it can be pretty bad."

Bad nutrition isn't the only reason she wouldn't eat the meat.

"It hurts my chest. I have a soft esophagus and it hurts it," Hawkins explains.

"Obviously, when you look at the picture, it looks bad. There's no denying that," says Jerry Owens, the superintendent for Dover area schools.

He says he got on the phone immediately with the cafeteria supervisor and principal, who confirmed it was 100% USDA beef, but they said they'd used a different recipe and that's why it turned out greasier than usual.

"I know our ladies and our cafeteria superintendent, and I know our staff," Owens says. "They care very much about our kids."

Owens says he's proud to know his students also care about the food they're putting in their bodies.

"The fact that she cares and recognizes that and brought it to our attention. We'll try and correct it," he says.

"I hope so," Hawkins tells us.
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