As part of the introduction to the “Managing Stress for Academic Success” event, students from the Lincoln High Youth Health Council described some of the work they’ve been doing on campus to promote healthy living among teenagers. Students talked about working with CREATE on developing and analyzing a student survey. Hundreds of Lincoln students were surveyed in November, 2010 about available food choices for lunch. The results showed that students want more healthy food choices and more variety in available lunches. The Youth Health Council took their survey results and met with Lincoln administrators and the district food services director to explore new menu options. They were successful in convincing the district food services director to change the menu for the 2011-2012 school year and include salad bars across campus. The Youth Health Council pointed out that changing the lunch menu is only the first step in their work to promote healthy eating and healthy living among Lincoln students.
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