Meal prices in the Wood County School will not increase this school year.
Director of School Food Service, Beverly Blough, told the Wood County Board of Education that the requirements and plans for the National School Lunch Program are the most complex she has ever seen.
But, she reports that Wood County has already implemented many of the changes in the past.
"It's a very economical way of providing meals for your students...for your children," explains Director Beverly Blough. " Certainly what we offer is a much healthier meal than McDonald's, which we're a lot cheaper than McDonald's, and it's a better meal," she claims.
Blough says rumors of the removal of hot dogs and french fries from the menu are NOT true.
However she says the kitchens will find creative ways to introduce new fruits and vegetables into the meals they prepare to satisfy both daily and weekly calorie counts by age group.
She says if students will everything on their plate, the average student will feel satisfied with the portions and the school meal .