Like many young people, students in the Atlanta, Ga., area often choose fries with their meals at school. Local administrators with the Cobb County and Fulton County schools have worked to develop menus that both appeal to students and are healthier in order to meet federal school lunch regulations.
In 2014, school officials reached out to their commercial kitchen equipment sales representative for help. The rep partnered with food vendors and Georgia Power to develop a plan that started with a student taste test. The trial led to a large purchase of electric ovens that have been delivering healthier school lunch options day in, day out.