It is too early too tell for sure, but one school district says students may be coming around to the idea of eating healthier in the school cafeteria.
Ball-Chatham Director of Communications Betsy Schroeder says after two weeks, school officials are not necessarily seeing more wasted food.
“Some food is probably being wasted, but food in general is wasted. Food last year was wasted, food in brought lunches was wasted, ” according to Schroeder.
Schroder acknowledges not all the menu items are popular but she says some are proving to be a big hit. Cafeteria cooks are working with area chefs and also considering feedback from kids and their parents. She says they are constantly adjusting the menu. The goal of the program is to scale back the use of processed food, cut back on empty calories, and use more locally-grown fresh fruits and vegetables in breakfasts and lunches.