Students say school cafeteria has variety

Published: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 12:26 PM.


Healthier, with less waste

As kindergartener Jazmyn Diggs carefully used the tongs to help herself to a crisp quesadilla, Haile said letting the students serve their own portions has proved cost effective.

“We see less waste when the kids serve themselves than when we portion it out,” he said.

“We no longer put the food on their plates,” Baker School food service manager Cynthia Mims said. “They do it themselves. We just make sure that they are getting the right amount.”

Haile said district food service officials are always tweaking the menu in response to student preferences, and learning all the time.

“The kids’ll tell you what they think,” he said. “They’re not shy.”

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