Back to School Notes: All Decatur Schools Offer Healthier Food Options

Gracie Cavnar
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From a story posted on August 8, 2010 12:16 pm By Julie Shimada

As City Schools of Decatur students started another academic year this past week, the students at Renfroe and Decatur High were offered new cafeteria options thanks to the Decatur Farm to School program.

Farm to School Makes Its Mark

At Renfroe and Decatur High, in addition to the traditional cafeteria line, students can now choose foods from the "Fast 'n Fresh" section, which includes a salad bar, a sandwich station, and other fast and healthy items.

This line replaces the a la carte line at Decatur High - where nachos, fries and other less healthy items were previously sold.

Jennifer Weissman, of the Decatur Farm to School program told Decatur News Online, "Students and teachers are enjoying the new offerings. They like choosing their own salad and sandwich toppings, and we're thrilled to provide new healthy options at lunch time."

The Farm to School "Produce of the Month" kicked off with fresh, locally grown watermelon at all CSD schools during the month of August. Students can look for the "Try it" signs in their cafeterias, which indicate Farm to School menu items.

School menus now also include more scratch cooking and more vegetarian options.

Students at the high school can still choose fries, ice cream and cookies on Fridays only. At Renfroe ice cream and cookies are sold on Fridays.

For the August menu, please visit the CSD School Nutrition site.

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