Schools are Spicing it Up with Ethnic Cuisine

School cafeterias across the country are serving up delicious and different menu items that are nutritious too.

Whether it's Spicy Stir Fry, Chicken Curry Salad, or Cuban Style Roast Pork, international recipes helps school districts to meet nutrition standards in a fun way. It also helps students to understand and appreciate different cultures.

To provide students a wider range of vegetables, Wayzata Public Schools in MN offers a Spicy Lemon Chicken Stir Fry dish full of veggies like broccoli, carrot strips, green beans, crisp water chestnuts, onions and julienned red bell pepper.

Highline School District, WA (featured in the video) below provides kids with fun, educational activities that match the cultures represented on the lunch menu to promote cultural awareness among students.

Interested in ethnic menu options? Check out the whole story and learn more about new ethnic school menus at:

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