School puts healthy twist on cafeteria food
Alabama charter school starts new program called Fresh Café under direction of local chef.
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.