School Lunches Promote Eating Healthy
As much as kids resist eating healthy, most can't say that their schools aren't giving them the opportunity to do so.
A national survey from the School Nutrition Association finds that 63% of the 1,110 school districts polled offer students salad or produce bars and close to seven in ten cafeterias feature prepackaged salads.
There's also an emphasis on serving locally sourced fruits and vegetables with 52% of school districts making these foods available to youngsters.
School districts are making a more concerted effort to get kids to try healthier foods with 55% offering nutrition education in the classroom. Almost two-thirds of districts add that student taste testing of new menu items is also attempted.