Healthy foods failing in Toronto schools

Students are ditching out on healthy cafeteria items and heading to fast food restaurants for lunch.

Dec. 12—Students are letting their taste buds do the talking when it comes to healthy food.

According to auditor general Bonnie Lysyk’s report released Tuesday, students are eschewing the “healthy food options,” mandated by the provincial government — and heading to local fast food restaurants for lunch.

After introducing healthier food choices, secondary school cafeteria sales plummeted between 25% and 45%.

Sales from school food vending machines sank 70%-85%.