School limits number of condiments students can have during lunch

LONG ISLAND, New York -- There's a bit of a condiment crackdown in one school district that's causing quite a stir.

When it comes to ketchup, mustard and mayo, there's now a limit on how much schoolkids can get with their lunches in the Eastport-South Manor Central School District.

The school district is capping students at one to two packets per child, depending upon the meal they purchase.

The superintendent says there's "little or no nutritional value" and there's a state mandate to regulate sugar and sodium.

To crack down, the schools got rid of pump dispensers for condiments last year and switched to packets.

What do parents say about the condiment quota?

"I don't see people abusing ketchup. Maybe it's the gateway condiment, I don't know, but I don't think so," one parent said.

There is an option to bring-your-own. So, children can pack extra in their lunch if they want to.
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