Students benefit from school food changes

Bolingbrook, IL

Valley View School District officials say the food being served to students has improved over the last year, and more changes are in store next year.

During a presentation made to school board members at Monday night’s school board meeting, administrators reported several new programs have been implemented, including baking all food items, eliminating soda pop and adding fresh cut fruits and vegetables.

Also, milk shake machines have been taken out of four of the district’s five middle schools.

Starting next year, all deep fat fryers will be removed from the district’s two high schools, and a local professional chef will provide input to help develop healthier entrees for all students.

The district also is in the process of developing a new wellness committee to evaluate and develop nutrition programs and other health initiatives for students and staff.