Compelling for Students
Raise your hand if you’ve ever been in a lunch line and heard, “That, again?” I know we’ve at least thought it. While you shouldn’t give up your trusty rotating menus, it doesn’t hurt to add something new and imaginative to the mix. You might be surprised how open students are to trying different cuisines, flavors, or twists on classics. It’s not always easy to think on your feet, but your creativity has likely kept students curious and interested in school lunch. Not to mention, many children now have more access to global flavors, plant-based meals, and customizable options outside of school, or can at least see the influence of it thanks to YouTube, Pinterest, TikTok, and so on. The exposure may raise their consciousness when making decisions for all their meals, even at school. It’s not necessarily about crafting new recipes (although we know you’re pros at that!). It can be as simple as playing with the presentation. Inspired meals don’t have to be intimidating. As long as you don’t get rid of the tater tots, we’re sure any changes will be well received.