Thursday, July 28, 2011

Greenville, SC schools make investment in better food culture

Here's a great example of a school district with a progressive attitude: invest time and training and it will benefit kids. As the accompanying story says:

"The lunch period will now last longer as well, because students will be spending time at salad bars for example. Principals in the program have agreed to extend the lunch period from 20 to 30 minutes. That's time the district says isn't wasted because it's still a learning experience.

'When children come to the cafeteria, they are not coming to lunch, it is not a break in the day, they are coming to a nutrition lab where they are learning to make healthy choices,' said Sharp."

Kudos to these forward-thinking educators from my home state!