Troup Co. schools promote healthy lunches

Troup Co. schools promote healthy lunches

TROUP COUNTY, GA (WTVM) - More than 12,000 students in Troup County eat school lunches each day- and now students and faculty are celebrating the shift towards making those lunches healthier.

This week marks National School Lunch Week where schools across the country celebrate the nearly 30 million school lunches served every day.

In Troup County, faculty and staff at Callaway High have been snapping photos of their lunches all week and showing off healthier alternatives in wake of national and local initiatives to serve tastier and more nutritious meals.

"Many more fruits and vegetables, so you'll see fresh fruit displays on every single line, you'll see whole grain pizza with skim-cheese, so there is not the fat content in the food, sodium is actually reduced," said Diane Pain, director of school nutrition.

Administrators also say they are incorporating foods made from scratch like pizza and will be offering samples of new dishes during "Foodie Fridays" in the future.

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