Schools are working to improve appeal for healthier food choices.
The USDA Food and Nutrition Service published a great tool to help schools rejuvenate cafeterias with colorful fruits and vegetables. The toolkit, Fruits & Vegetables Galore: Helping Kids Eat More, provides excellent downloadable resources.
Tips start with creating a plan, getting “buy in” and taking the lead to address a national health problem. There is a whole resource devoted to creating meal appeal.
Other resources provide:
- Detail for setting up salad bars, prepared salads
- Marketing and training
- Developing quality food service