The students in Sylvania Schools will soon have new, healthier choices for lunch. Joe Shamy, the Director of Purchasing and Food Service for the district has been working with students and parents to redo the school menu. One of the biggest complaints has been that there are not enough choices for the kids.
The struggle for the district is to make the meals appeal to kids while still meeting the new guidelines set by the state and federal government. Shamy says there are things that parents can do to make things a lot easier. Parents can have healthier meal options at home while trying to take after dinner walks to get the 30 minutes of exercise needed in a day. Shamy hopes to have the menu in place by the beginning of the second semester.