I’m an elementary school teacher in Brooklyn, and I’m the only teacher who buys the school lunch. The chicken nuggets are good, a new addition I didn’t have as a kid. The wings taste like metal. The veal patty is surprisingly crispy and tasty. Although they serve everything with a bun, even chicken nuggets. Filler I guess. The pizza is still sub-Stouffers and remains a kid favorite. I grew up in LA, so I had a lot of Mexican food in the cafeteria. NYC kids are deprived. I couldn’t wait for Tacquito day. The chocolate milk is still a nice treat, although standing in front of class with a bellyful of fried veal patties and chocolate milk is not always too comfortable. The desserts, as the Sterns would say, are inconsequential. Even the kids won’t eat it. Actually, the kids have discerning tastes. If something stinks, they throw out the whole tray. You want to talk about service with a ‘tude, the lunch ladies are Ms. Ratchits with a hair net. They’re nice to me, though. If I’m around they’re nice to the kids, too. I guess the kids are nice to them as well. Anyways, if you plan on dining in a NYC public school for lunch, go with the veal patty or the nuggets, stay away from the baked chicken.