S&S Bakery Offers Suggestions on How to Get Students to Embrace Healthy Meals The annual School Nutrition Association conference held in Denver, Colorado showcased many new menu options for use in public schools. S&S Bakery has participated in these initiatives with San Diego schools and comments on student reaction. San Diego, CA (I- Newswire) August 06, 2012 - This year, many health initiatives involving school lunches and childhood obesity have been established, creating an increased focused on proper nutrition among America's youth. Spearheaded by First Lady Michelle Obama, the "Let's Move!" campaign has targeted childhood obesity by encouraging healthy eating habits and regular fitness. Additionally, NPR's expose on the "pink slime" that is used as a meat product by nationwide public school cafeterias, has called for more intensive government regulation on what students eat at school. S&S Bakery has been a part of the USDA initiative to offer San Diego public school students better options, and explains the importance of healthy menu options for children. According to a recent article from The Huffington Post, the School Nutrition Association recently hosted its annual conference in Denver, Colorado. The event served as an introduction to several of these new health initiatives for thousands of nutritionists, school chefs and food service workers. While many responded positively to wholesome menu options, Theresa Hafner of the Denver Public Schools food services program noted, "Ten or 15 years ago, you wouldn't have seen a salad bar, a fresh fruit and veggie bar, homemade pasta salads. You probably wouldn't have seen homemade biscuits, or homemade hamburger buns, made with a white whole- wheat flour." Such drastic changes have many concerned that children may not respond well to the healthier lunches. However, S&S Bakery notes that San Diego students have been more the welcoming to the new bread products the company has supplied local school cafeterias. Steven Fadick, S&S Bakery President, notes, "In my experience, convincing children to embrace healthier meals is an ongoing process, not a flip of the switch. In most cases however the kids just need some time to get used to the healthier options that are available." With that in mind, the bakery does not think the changes are that immensely different from those offered by the consumer market. Additionally, since the changes will be taking place in many schools at the start of a new school year, students may be more open to transitions. However, S&S Bakery says that school and nutrition officials are not the only ones who are responsible for influencing healthier decisions in children. Fadick concludes, "One of the best things parents can do for their children is to encourage fresh and healthy eating at a young age. This helps the children to develop healthier habits and an appreciation for these types of foods that can last a lifetime." ABOUT: S&S Bakery provides traditional baked goods to the residents of the San Diego community. Additionally, S&S Bakery is a USDA commodity processor and advocate of efforts to improve the nutrition of school lunches. Over the last 17 years, S&S Bakery has become a community favorite as well as a business that ships fresh goods across the country. In addition to offering valuable goods and services to customers, S&S Bakery supports a number of charitable organizations. To learn more about the bakery's product offerings, visit www.sandsbakery.com.
Additional Resources Company Contact Information: PR Authority Michael McGarety 10 W. Trade St. New York, NY 10005 Phone: 888-863-3776 Published in: Health & Fitness Tags: S&S Bakery S&S Bakery San Diego S&S Bakery Californina Published on: August 06, 2012 Original Source: S&S Bakery Offers Suggestions on How to Get Students to Embrace Healthy Meals