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CCSD offering tours of food service facility to public, parents

Posted at 6:45 PM, Oct 10, 2016

The Clark County School District is now offering tours of their food service facility, showing the importance of public feedback to the product they serve students. 

During a national push to make school lunches healthier, Clark County School District is taking a new approach.  

Earlier this year, they started getting feedback from hundreds of students.  

Now, they'll start taking feedback from the public as well.  

Parents, teacher, and members of the community can now come tour the food service facility, sample the food, and give their feedback.  

"We're always looking for ways to save money and get a better quality product out there," says David Wines, the director of food service with CCSD. 

It wasn't always this way. Before the program, the food was served whether or not the kids, or parents, liked it.  

If the kids threw out their lunch, it was potentially wasting school district money.  

More importantly, CCSD officials really just want the students to eat what they're served. With over 60% on free or reduced lunches, what they're fed at school, may be the only thing they're eating.  

"For a lot of our students, these are the 2 meals they're receiving on a daily basis," says Lory Hayon, a registered dietician with CCSD.