Monday, November 12, 2012
Probably gone: Muffins, shrimp poppers and high-sugar desserts. The Decatur Schools menu committee surveyed parents and got feedback about which food items to keep, change or eliminate.
It looks like chocolate milk will remain in Decatur City Schools cafeterias. After surveying parents, a menu committee recommends chocolate milk remain on lunchroom menus, with a change to a brand with less sugar. In the survey of 614 parents, 50.7 percent said to keep chocolate milk and 49.3 percent said to eliminate it. Several months ago, the Ultimate Menu Committee recommended phasing out chocolate milk for grades K-3, along with other food items. The school board balked at taking action and asked the committee to conduct the survey and come back with new recommendations. The problem, some school board members said, is that some kids won't drink white milk, only chocolate. Other survey results: Parents recommended eliminating muffins, …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Parents have until 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, to fill out the online survey.
The deadline is 5 p.m. today for parents with kids in the City Schools of Decatur to complete an online survey about proposed ways to make school food healthier. The nutrition survey can be reached by going to the City Schools of Decatur webpage. A committee recommended numerous changes in school food, including phasing out chocolate milk.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Should schools serve chocolate milk? That's one question parents will be asked in the survey.
The City Schools of Decatur has extended the deadline for parents to complete an online survey about proposed ways to make school food healthier. The new deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28. The nutrition survey started when a committee came up with ideas. Eliminating chocolate milk was the proposal that got the most attention. First, of course, parents should read the recommendations from the Ultimate Menu Committee, a group of school nutrition employees, parents and one student who spent months studying what's served in the lunchrooms. The survey can also be found on the school system website. Here are previous stories about the menu proposals.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Parents have until Sept. 21 to go online and give their opinions about proposed menu changes in Decatur school lunchrooms.
The Decatur school system stirred up parents last week when it discussed ways to make school lunches healthier, including the possible elimination of chocolate milk. The administration is asking parents to tell what they think about the proposed changes in an online survey. The survey can be reached by going to the City Schools of Decatur webpage. The deadline to finish the survey is 5 p.m. Sept. 21. First, of course, parents should read the recommendations from the Ultimate Menu Committee, a group of school nutrition employees, parents and one student who spent months studying what's served in the lunchrooms. The survey can also be found on the school system website. Here are previous stories about the menu proposals.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Eliminating chocolate milk from Decatur school cafeterias was the most controversial proposal from the school system Ultimate Menu Committee. The school board will talk about these ideas in coming months.
Chocolate milk is safe for now in the City Schools of Decatur. On Tuesday night, the Decatur School Board heard a proposal to eliminate chocolate milk for kindergarten through third grade immediately and to phase it out for higher grades. The board wasn't ready to do that. It received the report from the Ultimate Menu Committee and plans to study the idea in coming months. The report had many other proposals to improve school nutrition, such as eliminating or changing peanut butter, chips, chicken nuggets and pancakes, but chocolate milk was the biggie. It's not known if any school systems in Georgia have eliminated chocolate milk. About a year ago, Massachusetts banned chocolate milk in public school lunchrooms. A Patch story said Los …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
A Decatur Schools committee recommends eliminating chocolate milk for K-3 students and phasing it out for higher grades. The committee has 10 menu recommendations, including eliminating or changing peanut butter, chips, chicken nuggets and pancakes.
A City Schools of Decatur committee that studied lunchroom nutrition is recommending that chocolate milk be eliminated for students in kindergarten through third grade and phased out for other grades. The Decatur School Board may vote on the proposal when it meets today at the Westchester Building at 758 Scott Blvd. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. The Ultimate Menu Committee, formed last spring to make school menus healthier, made 10 recommendations of items for removal or change. 1. Chocolate milk – eliminate in K-3 and propose a phase out for grades 4 and up. 2. Muffins - eliminate highly processed products, could replace with healthier versions. 3. Pancakes, waffles and french toast - eliminate highly processed products, could replace …