School puts healthy twist on cafeteria food
FLORENCE, Ala.—St. Joseph Catholic School is serving up organic gourmet meals at lunch, and the students love it.
Dominique, a 10 year old student at St. Joseph's says, "Its like the greatest lunch I've ever had."
Kelley Dewberry, the Principal at St. Joseph Catholic School, says last spring they saw a need to revamp the lunch menu.
"We were actually on the child nutrition program at the time and we had seen our numbers go down and there were a lot of regulations and limitations on what we could serve in the cafeteria," said Dewberry.
They decided to start a new program called "Fresh Cafe". The program is headed up by local Chef Alan Phillips, and he only uses local foods when preparing meals for students.