Virginia High Schools Add Sushi to Their Cafeteria Menus
We all love our burgers, pizza and fries, but one Norfolk, Va. high school recently decided to experiment with adding something new to their menu: sushi.
According to Wavy.com, professional sushi chefs were enlisted to make 650 rolls for five different Norfolk high schools. "They're going to go to the schools and actually prepare the sushi in front of the students," Ed Pugh of Norfolk Public Schools said. "They can answer questions and give the students a new experience."
Lake Taylor High School student Ashley tried the Japanese rolls, but didn't turn out to be a fan. "I usually get a chicken sandwich or a hamburger or something," she said. "I didn't like it."
However, her classmate Tyree has eaten plenty of sushi before, and welcomed the new cafeteria option. "It's awesome. It's really quick, it's light, kinda healthy, and it's good for you," he explained.
Sushi was introduced to the Virginia schools in an attempt to give students a healthy lunch choice and get them thinking about taking on smarter eating habits, but the goal is one shared by many schools around the country. In fact, one Illinois teacher even sits down with her students at lunch to make sure they're eating healthy!
What kind of food choices do you have at your school? Would you want to have sushi on your menu? Do you think you have enough healthy options to choose from? Let us know in the comments.%Poll-56832%