AK: Eating Right

Photo by Carlee Wells, Petersburg School District

What comes to mind when you think of a school lunch menu? Tater tots? Sloppy Joes? Chocolate Milk?

Instead, imagine quinoa or brown rice, locally-grown salad or roasted brussel sprouts and baked fish or homemade pizza with whole grain crust. That’s the direction some U.S. schools are headed as they try to serve healthier meals and teach kids more about nutrition and exercise.

Two Alaska districts are getting some national recognition for their efforts on that front.

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