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Students at Durango High School in Colorado came up with a concept called the Demon Deli that sells a menu designed with student input.

Student-designed deli offers lunch alternative at high school

With extremely low participation counts, Durango High turned to teens to come up with a concept that might keep their peers on the premises at lunchtime.

It’s a dilemma familiar to most school nutrition departments that deal with open high school campuses: students leaving in droves at lunchtime to patronize local QSRs, c-stores and even gas stations rather than the school cafeteria.

That has traditionally been a big problem at Durango High School in Colorado’s Durango School District 9-R, where daily lunch participation among the school’s 1,100 students generally hovered at close to 10 percent despite a free/reduced

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