Improving Food Options in Our School
- Lisa Dettelbach, Thomas Jefferson Middle
- Access to Healthy Foods
The Supreme Team at Thomas Jefferson Middle School had the opportunity to attend a recent food service meeting held at our school. The meeting was attended by the district food service coordinator, a Chartwells representative, and the teacher liaison. The weeks leading up to the meeting, the club members analyzed the menu, nutrition facts, and made a suggestion list of improvements. The adults were blown away by the group. Students presented their case to decrease the sugar, salt, and fat in the foods offered and made suggestions to influence students to make healthier food choices. Some of their ideas are being considered and we hope to see an improvement in our school food service.