Found this Hawai’i government document from the 1990’s that supports some of my findings.
This document also provides the price for a lunch over the years.
I’m part of the boomer generation and still remember the morning snack of juice and cracker for a nickel during my days at Waipahu Elementary School. Also, working the cafeteria every once in a while (which everyone in the 6th grade did had their turn).
Lastly, I really hit the nail on the head with identifying the Normal School as the impetus for the Hawai’i school lunch program.