FOOD CHOICES AT SCHOOL
What’s available to eat in your school cafeteriaand on your school site?
IS SOME IMPROVEMENT CALLED FOR?
Get some friends, maybe a parent or two, and a couple of teachers together and ask for a meeting with your principal to discuss how your school can increase nutritional awareness and expand and improve food choices for students. Keep the tone of the meeting upbeat and positive. Don’t make accusations that put anyone on the spot.
Could you conduct a faculty/student survey for input and ideas?
Some possible topics to put on the table:
Is 1 percent low-fat or skim milk available in the cafeteria?
How about getting more colorful fruits and vegetables on the menu? What about a salad bar? Veggie burgers?
Could a la carte fruit (sold separately) be made available at lunch? (Locally grown? All the better.)
Can the vending machines and snack bars be stocked with more tasty and healthy varieties? Maybe your parent-teacher association could get involved.
Recycling opportunities should be in place. And ask that the school have working water fountains.