Hampton, N.H. Schools Offer Healthier Lunches

Students in Hampton, N.H. area schools these days are enjoying homemade baked goods, spaghetti simmered for hours, and even salad bars for lunch, according to The Hampton Union in Portsmouth, N.H. For the full story, click here.

Editor’s Insight: With all the bad news about childhood obesity, it’s important to point out there are some success stories. More importantly, there are some real signs of progress.

Schools such as these in New Hampshire have been able to get kids to change their habits, thanks to a change in the foodservice offerings. The middle school students are more willing to try fruits and veggies as a result of changes supported by a hefty federal grant, including the introduction of fruit and vegetable crates placed near the school garden.

Many observers have noted that getting kids to change their habits will take time and effort. No one ever said it was impossible. 04-18-12 By Elliot Maras

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