The Putnam County School System is looking to improve the lunch menus for the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year.
Food Service Program Supervisor Kathlyn Walter said the district has heard from parents regarding changes to the school lunches.
“We had a lot of feedback this school year,” Walter said. “Some parents are on the fence about… should we have pizza every week? So we’ve tried to change up our menu a little bit.”
Walter said the district will work with local farmers to provide fresh food options to their students.
“We’re bringing in local sausage patties and we’re also bringing in fresh fruits and vegetables from our farmers,” Walter said. “We’ll have a ‘Harvest of the Month’ featured fruit or vegetable, so we’re really excited about that.”
Walter said schools will also look to bring in more homemade and scratch cooking options to the district.
“I know students are missing the homemade rolls, cinnamon buns, and hush puppies,” Walter said. “We’re going to attempt home cooking and scratch cooking once a month. Every school will get to choose what that featured item is. We’re excited about that at our schools. this next year.”
Students return to the classroom Monday for a partial day, with their first full day being Tuesday.