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Healthier Lunches Are Served

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 Healthy lunches are the goals for the students of Marengo County schools. What are schools doing now to provide healthier lunches? They are:

  • Using butter substitutes and cutting back on, or eliminating outright, the use of salt.
  • Providing more varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables, especially locally grown.
  • Having at least one serving of whole-grain or whole-wheat.
  • Serving more dried beans and peas.
  • Making water available for all students.

And at least two days each week, the vegetable must be either deep orange — such as sweet potatoes or carrots — or dark green — such as broccoli or turnip greens.