Healthier School Lunches
You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make her drink. School officials are finding out that this old saying also seems to apply to school children. In an effort to provide students with healthier, more nutritious lunch choices many school districts have spent thousands of dollars, focusing on local foods and meals made from scratch; only to discover their youngest students are turning their little noses up to the healthier fare and not partaking of the new school lunch menus. The middle school and high school students however seem to appreciate the healthier food choices being offered to them and are buying more hot school lunches than ever before. School officials have decided that inviting parents to have lunch at school with their elementary age students might just be the influencing factor they need to increase lunch sales. School officials are relying heavily on the assumption that their students’ parents will prefer to make healthy food choices. Hopefully this strategy won’t backfire on them. But then the parents will probably be on their best behavior.