Lunch Lessons: How DC Metro Area Schools Are Changing the Way Their Students Eat
Patch U student reporters from the University of Maryland produced a series of articles about efforts to provide healthier lunch options in Montgomery and Prince George's County schools.
Here are the articles in the series:
Montgomery and Prince George’s county schools serve more fruits and vegetables, but students may not be eating them.
Newly approved regulations for school lunches have forced schools to revamp their menu options, but a local experts talks about changing how children see healthy food.
ECO City Farms, an urban farm near Hyattsville, serves as an education tool for both students and parents.
After a garden was planted near the playground, teachers use fruits and vegetables in lesson plans to teach students about healthy eating.
Parents have long worried about their children getting the nutrition they need. While many schools try their best to provide healthy options for students, some parents would rather take the brown bag option.
Manna Food Center and MCPS work to bring healthy lunches to both the schools and homes of local elementary students.
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School students prefer open lunch over MCPS meal programs.
Middle school students and residents discuss their ideas on how to improve nutrition in schools.
Many students have adjusted to the new breakfast and lunch standards and have started to enjoy eating healthy, but some students still remain skeptical about cafeteria food.
Not only are local schools helping their students eat healthier, they are providing programs for the community to eat better as well.
The school's community is supporting the healthier changes at the school and its been rewarded for its achievements.