MU Extension Helps Make School Meals Healthier
SPRINGFIELD (AP) - The University of Missouri Extension is working with the Nixa School District to make school meals healthier.
As part of the effort, two schools have piloted a salad bar that provides seasonal fruits and vegetables.
Nixa also is working with Rob Corliss, a chef who is volunteering for the district. Corliss provides a monthly special on the salad bar, including space salad, which is made of melon and star fruit.
Nixa Wellness Coordinator Kevin Kopp says that when students have the chance to choose, they are selecting healthy foods and "devouring them."