Check out this recent (September 2013) article in the local Health Journal about our upcoming effort to continue to improve school food.
The Health Journal
We originally focused on the SUPPLY of good, healthy food to our cafeterias. This was sort of under the "if you build it, they will come" philosophy. The problem was, parents - who have the lunch money and perhaps healthy food awareness, are often looking for something different than the students - who have the appetite, taste buds, and sometimes quirky kid food desires. It is hard to make everyone happy. Especially for $2.30 (plus or minus).
Now we are focusing on DEMAND - how to make the food more appealing to our student customers by looking at preparation, production, and presentation.
We will work with a consulting chef to address four goals: offer more appealing food; train our staff; educate our students and parents; and increase meal participation.