The latest entry on School Meals That Rock is from Yarmouth, Maine, schools, showcasing how a New England district puts good health and great taste on the menu for kids every day:
Using fresh vegetables and fruit on all the salad bars in Yarmouth, Maine, is the name of the game. We enjoy creating healthy meals and our salad bar is one of the places our students can get all the fruit and vegetables they want. We also make special salads like sweet potato, carrot raisin, pasta and many more. We add protein by using cottage cheese, yogurt, ham, turkey, and beans. The kids enjoy the salad bar and are able to access it throughout their entire lunch break.
We have also started a school garden in which the students also take part in and the produce is used on the salad bars when in season.