Food for thought

As the city goes all out to make its schools healthy places to grow up, a pilot project on proper nutrition is to be expanded citywide.

As the city goes all out to make its schools healthy places to grow up, a pilot project on proper nutrition is to be expanded citywide.

About 50 schools were asked to prepare high quality, nutritional food and engage students in tasks like serving, with classes on food safety, sourcing and nutrition, all the name of instilling in the the importance of eating well.

In one of the pilot schools, students take turns to serve others. They dress as serving staff and give lunch to their classmates. During lunch, they act as role models, eating everything on their plates to avoid waste. After lunch, the make sure everyone cleans up after themselves.

“The program has given students more respect for the people who produce and prepare their food,” said Yao Peilei, one of the leaders of the program.

Yang Meiping / SHINE

Students at Tianshan No.1 Primary School have lunch on Tuesday.

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