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School Lunch Program

Healthier choices required in the new National School Lunch Program are causing a dilemma for local districts.

Haywood County school leaders say it costs $260,000 a year to implement, but it generates a lot of waste too. Still, they say they agree with the idea of getting kids to eat healthier food.

The school system will stick with the program, partially so it can continue receiving federal subsidy.

"We're required to spend more money on meals and at the same time, a lot of the students don't want to eat some of the things we're required to put on the table", says Associate Superintendent Dr. Bill Nolte.

Area school systems including Jackson and Macon counties are also sticking with the new National School Lunch Program. Local child nutrition organizations say kids establish eating habits before kindergarten and support healthy foods for better success at learning.     

By Rex Hodge


 



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