Kathleen Smathers, Apollo School District director of food and nutrition services, has chosen a more stable approach to bottled milk.
"I offer a shelf-stable milk for the students that comes in vanilla, chocolate, whole, 2-percent and skim, and strawberry, provided in a drink box," Smathers
says."The drink boxes have SpongeBob Square Pants on them and only cost the students 10 cents more."An 8-ounce carton of milk costs an average COST, and plastic bottles cost an average of COST.
Not only was Smathers thinking about an alternative type of milk container, but also a way to provide milk for students in an event of a power outage and for field trips. Smathers
has considered another approach to making milk consumption more fun in school.
"I considered purchasing a milk vending machine," she
says, but has not made that purchase.
Overall, I can't see raising the price of a school lunch," Smathers
would not consider passing the additional cost on to the students.