While many schools across Canada have made the move to ban junk food from school vending machines, other schools seem to be welcoming fast-food into cafeterias.
Calgary pizza chain, Coco Brooks, has landed a contract to operate nine Calgary school cafeterias.
According to the Calgary Board of Education, several school cafeterias had to be closed after the companies running them could not meet new guidelines that restrict foods with high levels of sugar, fat and salt. They have since reopened with Coco Brooks taking over operations, reports CBC.ca.
That’s a little odd considering the cafeterias were originally closed for failing to meet nutrition standards, isn’t it?
Not to worry, Cathy Faber of the Calgary Board of Education, told CBC.ca. She says the "Coco-Brooks-operated cafeterias offer salads, pasta, sandwiches and fruit in addition to pizzas."
But how many students are going to opt for a salad over a hot, readily-available pizza? Probably not many, in my opinion.
Do you think fast-food chains have a place in school cafeterias?