Local School District Teams Up With Restaurant To Offer New Lunch Options
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By Kim Glovas
PHILADELPHIA (CBS)–Forget cafeteria ladies slapping some mushy white stuff on to your lunch tray. The Radnor Township School District is partnering with a local restaurant to serve up some serious sandwiches.
It started out with Chef Christopher Todd of Christopher’s Restaurant in Wayne, coming to elementary schools to teach them about healthy eating.
Now, the district’s Michael Petitti says the effort has moved to the Middle and High schools lunchroom.
First the chef made some suggestions on what might be good and healthy, “Our food service staff went through his suggestions, and chose the ones they thought would be most kid-friendly and settled on the pulled pork and the chicken salad.”
The sandwiches are $4.00 a piece, compared to a regular lunch of $2.75 to $3.25.
Despite the price increase, Petitti says it appears to be a big hit.
“The kids really look forward to the days of the week that they’re being held, especially at the high school. I was talking to one student; he had two sandwiches at one sitting. He likes them so much.”
Right now, the chef’s creations are being offered about every two weeks.