CENTERBURG — The Centerburg school board on Monday learned of changes being made in the cafeteria program, and the results have been positive so far.
Kevin Rindock, director of Nutrition Group, which has taken over the management of the school cafeterias, said the homemade pizza served Monday was an “overwhelming success.”
Rindock said the cafeterias are moving away from reheating processed food and are doing more “scratch” cooking. The high school now has a fruit and vegetable bar and different types of wraps on the menu. The condiment station in both the elementary and middle/high schools has been moved to speed up the lunch lines, and a point-of-sale system is expected to be implemented in October. That, Rindock said, should also help speed up the lunch lines while maintaining the anonymity of students getting a free or reduced lunch. With the new system, too, he said, parents will have the option of paying for their children’s lunches online. Rindock said there will be monthly meetings with students to get their feedback and suggestions on how to continue to improve the quality of the lunches and consequently bring more revenues into the food service fund.
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