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Vogelweh Elementary School students eat school lunches and food from home. Changes could be made to meals served at schools the next school year based a survey of students, parents and administrators.

Vogelweh Elementary School students eat school lunches and food from home. Changes could be made to meals served at schools the next school year based a survey of students, parents and administrators. (Mark Abramson / S&S)

Vogelweh Elementary School students eat school lunches and food from home. Changes could be made to meals served at schools the next school year based a survey of students, parents and administrators.

Vogelweh Elementary School students eat school lunches and food from home. Changes could be made to meals served at schools the next school year based a survey of students, parents and administrators. (Mark Abramson / S&S)

Vogelweh Elementary School second-graders Anthony Russell, 8, and Aria Millsap, 8, enjoy a school lunch. Changes could be made to the meals next school year based on a survey of students, parents and administrators.

Vogelweh Elementary School second-graders Anthony Russell, 8, and Aria Millsap, 8, enjoy a school lunch. Changes could be made to the meals next school year based on a survey of students, parents and administrators. (Mark Abramson / S&S)

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service wants to hear from parents, students and school administrators about its school meal program at Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe.

AAFES is conducting an online survey through May 15 to determine what works and what improvements people want made to the school meal program. The survey can be found at http://odin.aafes.com/nutrition/08/index.html.

Survey results will shape any changes that are made to the meal program, an AAFES release said.

AAFES officials could not be reached for comment as of press time.

The survey questions include asking students to rate on a scale of 1 to 5 how satisfied they are with the meals; how often they eat meals on campus; and to list their favorite and least favorite dishes.

Vogelweh Elementary School second graders gave diverse opinions about school lunches as they ate on Friday.

"Sometimes the food is actually good," said Patrick Beck, 7.

Patrick said he liked the spaghetti and chicken, but not when they are mixed together. His dislikes included noodles with sauce and the pizza. He said he wished his school served white rice "because it’s really good and it looks good."

Aria Millsap, 8, gave the school meals a thumbs-up overall. "I like the chicken and the hot dogs," she said.

But eating healthy is important too, Aria said, as she ate a cucumber.

Aria said she also likes the barbecue sauce the school serves, as well as the ice cream and the cookies. But she said she wished her school served candy, including chocolate M&Ms and something with caramel.

"I like them," Anthony Russell, 8, said about the school meals. "I eat them a lot, but I want to start bringing a lunch because I don’t like the pizzas — they just don’t taste good."

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