When was the last time you had a school lunch?
If you answered, “When I was in school, ” then it’s time for you to make a lunchtime visit to your child’s cafeteria. You’ll be surprised how much has changed!
Today’s school cafeterias provide much more variety and nutrition than lunchrooms of old. Here are just a few examples of what today’s school nutrition programs offer:
- Salad, soup, potato, pizza and deli bars
- Ethnic menus featuring Mexican, Italian, Greek and Chinese favorites
- “Scramble system,” similar to the food courts you find at the local mall
- “Offer vs. serve” plans where students may select from several choices in each food group