Some Kids Served A Healthy School Lunch
It's hard to imagine. But, statistics show 15 percent of children ages six to eleven are obese. The American Obesity Association says those numbers have only been increasing over the past few years. Now, schools all over the nation are trying their best to serve healthier lunches. Roper Elementary, right here in Lincoln, has been doing it for over ten years. Since 1994, they've been serving up vegetables and fruits. A salad bar gives their students the opportunity to make smarter choices about what they eat. Children who develop healthy eating habits at a young age are more likely to keep it up when they get older. They say, of the 500 students that get school lunches every day, about ten to twelve percent pick the veggies.