Greenville County, S.C. Schools Overhaul Lunch Nutrition

Greenville County, S.C. schools recently announced a nutrition initiative in which 80 school cafeteria workers getting intense training at the Culinary Institute of the Carolinas for a new school lunch program that will have major implications for students, their parents, and the business community, according to WSPA-TV in Spartanburg, S.C.

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Editor’s Insight: This marks one of the more ambitious school nutrition initiatives in the country. The Greenville, S.C. school district deserves credit for recognizing the need to invest in school nutrition in order to change kids’ eating habits.

The district deserves extra credit for taking on this initiative at a time when public finances are stretched. The article notes that the meal program will cost more. The officials are hoping that the improved quality will result in higher participation, which will help offset costs. 07-28-11 by Elliot Maras