HADLEY, Mass. (WWLP) - The U. S. Department of Agriculture honored Hadley Elementary School today.
Hadley Elementary school students say they enjoy the carrot sticks and celery that are now part of the revised lunch program.
Food Service Director Diane Zak told 22News, she followed first lady Michelle Obama's recommended improvements to the school's lunch and physical fitness program, "they actually received some Asparagus just a couple of weeks ago. Of course Hadley being the Asparagus center of the world. It was just awesome; it had never been in the school lunch before, and it's just a whole new way of experimenting with different foods. to get them to try new things that are wonderfully nutritious for them."
3rd graders told 22News, they're satisfied with the healthy options now available at lunchtime, "I think I like it because people can have stronger bones for kids and be more healthier," Marlee Higgins told 22News.
Cole Boisvert, another 3rd grader explained, "The carrots I really like, and we have the beans here and the beans are the part of the school lunch."
According to the Agriculture Department, Hadley Elementary School is among the 5 percent of America's schools to be honored for their lunch program.