The North Mianus School sure does and it wants to share with parents what all the fuss is about.
Last month, the school began the Healthy Hawk Lunch program—a pilot program featuring home-cooked recipes that ultimately will reduce the amount of processed foods the students consume at lunch time.
According to a letter to parents from the district's food service director, John Hopkins, "Named by the students, the Healthy Hawks Lunch Menu will feature home-cooked recipes made with wholesome ingredients. Lean proteins, fresh fruits & vegetables and whole grains will highlight this menu. Prepared with care, these new flavorful dishes are sure to please even the most finicky pallets. When you combine these with a new take on our already popular offerings,
our hope is to present a lunch program that is healthy, tasty and appealing to the students of North Mianus School."
So the PTA is reaching out to parents, inviting them to attend lunch starting Thursday. The deadline to notify the school which day you'll be attending is Tuesday, March 12.
The Healthy Hawks Menu is just one healthy eating initiative at the school. Last month there was the Eat 5-A Day The Rainbow Way program in which students sampled different fruits and veggies each day.
For the schedule and more details on the program, and the March menu, please see the attached PDF.