The Turlock Unified School District in California’s Central Valley takes full advantage of the abundance of fresh and local ingredients that go into its real.fresh school feeding program. But offering healthy meals is only part of the challenge, says Scott Soiseth, Turlock’s director of child nutrition.
It takes a long-term commitment to educate students, teachers and parents about nutrition. Students also want a restaurant-like environment they will enjoy. And be ready to experiment to find just the right mix of proteins, fruits and vegetables that will attract children who may wonder where the chicken nuggets have gone!
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