New food options a good idea [UPDATED]Published 8:29am Friday, June 15, 2012 Updated 12:30pm Friday, June 15, 2012
The school district’s recent decision to offer new meal options sits well on our palate.
With the crazy schedules teens have, running from classes to after-school practices or leaving school early for a game, eating anything, let alone something healthy, often takes a low priority.
The district is doing the right thing for its students by offering meals to take on the go, and even offering them in the concession area — where students are more apt to grab a sack lunch — makes a lot of sense.
Lifestyles of families, and kids in particular, have changed immensely over the years, so making changes to the meal options available is a good marketing tool.
As the district shows its willingness to accommodate its “customers” — which are students and their families — it is also saying we put our kids first, which in turn can help recruit students.
But more important than the big picture — in our minds — is that hopefully kids will start eating better