School Lunch: Save Money,Save Calories

By: 11 News - Email
By: 11 News - Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - The food in your child's cafeteria is not only low in cost, it is getting healthier and healthier by the day. School District 51 offers very healthy meals every day at all of their schools and each meal costs two dollars.

It is part of the "Go, Slow, Whoa" campaign where kids are notified on each menu item about how bad it is for them with indicators on the food.

A Green sticker means "Go" and it is a high-protein low-fat meal (i.e. a turkey sandwich on whole grain bread with fruit.)
A Yellow Sticker means "Slow" meaning it isn't exactly the greatest thing for you, but it is good as long as it isn't eaten in excess.
A Red sticker means "Whoa" meaning it is an unhealthy choice (i.e. Nachos smothered in cheese.)

Two years ago, 100% the food in the cafeterias would be considered a Whoa food today, however they account for only 20% of the menu now, and Go and Slow foods account for the rest.

Click on the link before to see how much money parents can save by buying school lunches, and how much better your kid's health will be too.

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