Some schools find healthier lunches palatable

City High, in Pittsburgh, has seen school lunch participation improvement over the last few years.

PITTSBURGH—When City Charter High School recently served chicken Caesar salad as its hot lunch, some gawked at the presentation: chicken pieces, cheese and dressing on top of whole leaves of romaine lettuce.

And they had to cut it with a knife and fork.

But most at the Downtown school ate it anyway. And if they didn’t, they ate fresh fruit, soups, sandwiches and other salads, all offered by the school and prepared by an on-site chef.

Some brought chips or snacks with them, but nothing too filling.