La Joya Independent School District offering healthier school lunches

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."

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