By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Kuomintang presidential contender Hung Hsiu-chu arrived in Miaoli as part of her election
campaign to oversee the county’s school lunch program, reports said Thursday.
“Having a hot, healthy lunch prepared by the school campus can also be as nutritious as homemade meals,” Hung said, reminiscing that back in her elementary school days, she would have meals prepared by her mother as lunch programs weren’t that predominant back then, especially in the provinces.
Hung’s Jhunan Elementary School visit in Miaoli County on Thursday comprised of KMT legislators Hsu Chih-jung and Chen Chao-ming, Miaoli County Councilor Liao Ing-li, and among several others.
After taking a tour of the school’s central kitchen and getting a feel of its day-to-day operations, the presidential candidate discussed issues with school authorities over its newly-imposed free lunch program for students beginning this semester, whose fees will be funded together by parents and the Miaoli County Hall, reports said. [FULL STORY]