Lee Students Eat Healthy

By: Mike Mueller
By: Mike Mueller

There is a huge push from the state and federal government to eat healthier and instead of just dumping low carb food on students at RE Lee High School, the cafeteria involved them in the process.

"What we have tried to do is take what the kids like to eat and tried to incorporate it into what is healthy and what we can serve them," says Lee's cafeteria manager Sherri Goodson.

And that's leading to some healthier choices come lunch time at the school.

"Most of the people bought chips and drinks because they didn't want the lunches," says Lee High's Senior Vice President Heather Nuckolls. "This year it's a whole lot better."

That's because the students have a say. Yeah, the burgers and cheese steaks still reign supreme. But overall, they wanted more greens.

"A lot of people actually wanted more vegetables, surprisingly," says Nuckolls. "I was shocked."

"They do like fruits and vegetables," adds Goodson. "They like their carrots and they like green beans, corn and we also serve chef salads every day."

Which is a good choice, especially when you're in the public school system.

"For many of our students, breakfast and lunch are served here for them and this is probably the best food they get in some respects," says Principal John Fahey.

The healthy food is actually bringing more students to the table. The staff says on average, they have seen an increase of 100 meal receipts each day.

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