School cafeterias aren't typically synonymous with a healthy lifestyle, but the Madison School District is aiming to change that through offering a farm-to-table food truck called Uproot.
This food truck features what Helen Sarakinos, executive director of REAP Food Group describes as a "cool factor," which offers healthier menu items that are more enticing than traditional cafeteria offerings. Students can pay for food from the truck with their student ID, which makes it easier for kids who receive meal plan discounts to enjoy a healthy meal.
In addition to serving fresh alternatives, this food truck initiative aims to boost cafeteria engagement as studies revealed that only 25% of students stay on school grounds during their lunch period. Now, students can get excited about lunch with this exciting and locally sourced alternative.
Image Credit: REAP Food Group