ERIC Number: ED500540
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
A Holistic Approach to Healthy School Meals: "How Hopkins High School Looked Beyond its Cafeteria when it Changed Meal Service from Fast Food to Nutritional Food. IssueTrak": A CEFPI Brief on Educational Facility Issues
Dufault, Timothy; Parsons, Meg
Council of Educational Facility Planners International
The new cafeteria at Hopkins High School in Minnetonka, Minnesota is part restaurant, part study hall, part lounge area and part health-food store. From the beginning, the superintendent and food service leaders planned the facility to ensure that balanced diets with quickly prepared, but healthy, foods are offered to students to help them establish an overall balanced lifestyle. The design effected a complete transformation of Hopkins School's food-service program, incorporating nutritional values into school curriculum and reaching out to local organic farmers and other purveyors of healthy foods, additionally exposing students to real-world experiences about the business world.
Descriptors: Food Service, Nutrition, Holistic Approach, Food, Study Centers, Dining Facilities, High Schools, Health Promotion, Life Style, Business
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: Council of Educational Facility Planners, International, Scottsdale, AZ.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota