Ohio district to offer sushi, wok bar for lunch
Lakota School District is adding options and allowing for customization to help keep participation high following new meal regulations cutting sodium.
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio—From noodle bars to whole-grain Pop Tarts, even low-sodium ketchup, there are lots of changes coming to Lakota's school menu.
"They're getting exactly what they want and they're getting exactly how they want it," the Director of Child Nutrition and Wellness for the Lakota School District Chris Burkhardt said.
It's helping the district comply with new federal standards.
"Students are going to see a little bit of a different taste because we are taking sodium out, we're lowering the fat, we're lowering the calories," Burkhardt said.
But they're supplementing that with spices.
"We're adding flavor stations to our cafeterias," Burkhardt said.
Crushed herb, Mexican and sun-dried tomato are a few of the seasonings students can choose from.
There will also be an Asian option.