Six months after last October's school food fight, Pratt Elementary cafeteria manager Darla Guy (second from left) said she worked long hours last fall, "because that was what was best for the kids," but the changeover "happened too quickly, and a lot of people felt a bit overwhelmed." Things are going well now, she said.
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"The state wants us to cook more from scratch and wants more healthy foods, and so do we." -- Ron Duerring, Kanawha County schools superintendent
"All that hellraising at the beginning of the year was caused by the cooks, in my opinion." -- Pete Thaw, president, Kanawha County Board of Education
"We had some [cooks] who realized scratch cooking was more work, and they didn't want to do it, so when they prepared a lot of items, they left ingredients and steps out so it wouldn't taste good." -- Tammy Walker, Kanawha County's interim child nutrition director