Parents were outraged after their children were served just two breadsticks for a school meal.
Children in kindergarten at Greenfield Central Schools, Indiana, were given the snacks alongside carrots and applesauce for their lunch.
But education officials argue that the option is considered as a full meal due to the option of cheese dipping sauce that goes with it.
Parents were outraged after their children were served breadsticks (pictured) at a kindergarten at Greenfield Central Schools, Indiana
According to the Indiana Department of Education, cheese is regarded as a source of protein which classed the meal as acceptable to serve in schools.
One parent, who wished to remain anonymous, told ABC News: ‘I just couldn’t believe that you could actually just give them regular breadsticks. It has no nutritional value.’
‘A lot of kids, it’s their only meal of the day – they don’t get to go home and have a nice meal that a lot of our kids are blessed with.’
Parents argued that they expect their children to have a healthy and filling meal to be able to function throughout the school day.
Greenfield Central Schools superintendent says he is open to changing the menu after dealing with so many parents’ complaints.
Children in kindergarten at Greenfield Central Schools (pictured) Indiana were offered cheese with their meal- which education officials said was an acceptable source of protein