La Joya Independent School District offering healthier school lunches
Tue, 31 Jan 2012 00:51:27 GMT —
The menu might look the same but La Joya Independent School District Officials have found healthier options when it comes to serving the same old cafeteria food.
"We have a wider variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, La Joya ISD Public Information Officer Corina Lopez explained. We've also included a range of oats and grains...we've also added the fat free milk in the chocolate and strawberry flavor."
It was a move, she said, that lead to better choices among students.
While some still enjoy the fried food, Lopez said with new choices such as a salad, fruit cup, and even fresh fruit---students tend to gravitate toward the healthier option.
"The students are selecting more of the fresh fruit. We're seeing they're happy with the more diverse choices they have available."