By Kyle Olson -
CHICAGO – At least two Chicago schools will now issue “report cards” to students judging their lunch selections.
According to a press release from Rush University Medical Center, two charter schools – UNO Charter School Network’s Rufino Tamayo Charter School and Octavio Paz Charter School – will give students a healthy eating “report card.”
The program is called, “Healthy School Meals Realized through Technology (SMART) Schools.”
“Preventive medicine experts at Rush University Medical Center and Canyon Ranch Institute have teamed up to design and test a new program that tracks what students are actually choosing to eat at school meals and supports parents and caregivers in helping their child achieve a healthy lifestyle,” according to the news release.
Each week, parents and teachers will receive a report on the nutritional value of their child’s school breakfast and lunch along with “healthy eating recommendations” for each student. ...More HERE