Monday, February 27, 2012

Article Highlights FirstLine Healthy Cafeteria Food

The Lens, an online investigative reporting news organization, recently wrote an article highlighting FirstLine's work in healthy cafeteria food, as well as our general belief in health and wellness.  This work has been done thanks to the hard work of both ESY NOLA and FirstLine staff, with ESY NOLA taking the lead.  You can find the article here.

Here's a quote from the article:
Neujean and Vliet say they’ve been one of Sodexo’s first clients to push for healthier, local food options that exceed federal requirements. For instance, FirstLine serves only hot breakfasts at its schools, even though cold cereal and milk is enough to satisfy the government. In those hot breakfasts, condiments full of high-fructose corn syrup, like sticky-sweet pancake syrup, are banned. Students instead are encouraged to eat fruit, powdered sugar or jam with their hotcakes. Their hot lunches come complete with a salad bar, and students have the opportunity of choosing fresh, Louisiana-grown satsumas, fresh plums, raisins and other fruits as sides to the lunch menu.
We're very proud of the work that we've done to bring healthier food choices to our students.  We hope you enjoy this article!

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