Trent Lott Academy focuses on student health with new kitchen equipment | Health
Students at Trent Lott Academy will eat healthier after the installation of the school's new kitchen equipment, according to the Pascagoula School District.
The school will recieve a new combination oven/steamer paid for through a grant from the Mississippi Department of Education Office of Child Nutrition.
“A combination oven steamer uses super-heated steam to cook foods with less fat, saturated fat, and trans fats, while enhancing the flavor of the food,” said Child Nutrition Director Dianna Krebs. “Since school meals are such an important way to ensure our children are fit, healthy, and ready to succeed, we want the foods we serve to be as nutritious and appealing as possible. The new equipment will help the foodservice staff improve the 800 breakfasts and lunches served every day to students and staff in the Trent Lott Academy cafeteria.”
The new equipment coupled with lower-fat cooking methods are just a few of the ways Trent Lott Academy is focusing on the health of students. The health change is part of Trent Lott Academy's comprehensive effort to improve student health.
“We recognize the critical connection between good health and success in the classroom,” said Principal Elizabeth Dock. “In addition to replacing our fryer with this new oven steamer, our local wellness policy continues to encourage students to make healthy food choices and increase daily physical activity for over all health and wellness.”