Alachua County Schools cooking up a cure to boring cafeteria food stereotype
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WGFL) — Cafeteria food at public schools tends to get a bad rap but Alachua County schools want to chop the stereotype with their unique and fresh menu.
“We really focus on making sure that we are staying on trend with what the students are seeing out there in the restaurant world,” said Caron Rowe, an Alachua County School District food specialist.
Nutrition regulations placed on school lunches nationwide does not make that task easy.
“One of the first things that was taken away was a lot of the fat and the sodium and those are the two things that are mainly the mediums for delivering flavor,” said Moss Crutchfield, the district chef. “Having resources like Farm to School and more scratch cooking makes that much more attainable.”