Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. officials saw the need and benefits of improving the school lunch program years before changes were mandated by the government.
Local school-lunch meal planners were quick to replace fried foods with baked foods, and whole milk with two-percent or skim milk, and their foresight has paid off.
All 11 elementary schools in the local school system have won recognition from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for their healthy meals and physical fitness practices. They represent one-fifth of 55 schools across the state to earn this recognition.
Read more details in Tuesday's Republic.