Say the words, “school lunch,” and for many, it conjures up memories of mystery meat, green hotdogs, limp lettuce leaves and dry Salisbury steak.
But things have changed, especially in the Camas School District.
Nowadays, students from elementary school on up are offered fresh vegetables, burgers, sandwiches, Goldfish crackers, and more.
The commons area at Camas High School resembles a mall food court, but with healthy options.
Recently, the Camas School District was honored as the first in Washington state to receive the Healthier US School Challenge award.
The award, given by the United States Department of Agriculture, honors schools for improving the quality of food served, providing students with more nutritious, healthy choices, and enhancing students’ physical activity.