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ERIC Number: EJ985280
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-651X
Wholesome School Food: Creating a Plan for Systematic Change
Christian, Greg; O'Malley, Paul
School Business Affairs, v78 n6 p21-23 Jun 2012
Given a choice, most administrators, staff, and students would probably choose food from home over the school offerings. What about those without a choice? Students who qualify for free and reduced-price lunch are stuck with school lunches, which are sometimes the most balanced meal they'll get that day. Many others opt for school lunches out of convenience, as parents and students collectively struggle with time management. Parents and students are demanding higher-quality food, but will more wholesome food cost more money? Can schools afford to provide it? Will kids eat it? Niles Township High School District 219, located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, has been seeking new answers to these universal questions. This Illinois district is on a mission to contribute to the health of its staff and students and the well-being of the environment. The author discusses how the district creates a plan for systematic change.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois