Longview high school cafeteria remodeled

A high school in Longview is changing the how students approach their next meal and they're promoting healthier choices.

LONGVIEW - Lunch time at Longview high school is not the same. It looks different and it tastes different. The Lobo cafeteria was remodeled over the summer, now it resembles a college campus cafeteria. Their menus changed too.

James Brewer is the principle at the high school. He said students have reached out to him countless times, wanting meals to be better. 

"I'd say, 'Hey,things are gonna get better,'" Brewer said. "Just hang in there with me and we'll show you better than we can tell you." 

Students have more options to choose what they want for lunch, such as: pizza, Mexican food or Pam's Diner.

Chef Chardee Snoddy is the culinary trainer for the child nutrition department of Longview ISD, She said she used to see students skip lunch. They would have a bag of chips and leave the cafeteria. Snoddy taught the people who work in the cafeteria how to prepare more fresh meals. She strayed away from salty ingredients and pushed for more options to be made from scratch. 

"We make our pizzas form scratch now." Snoddy said. 

Principle Brewer said his students are college ready in the classroom and when it's time to eat. 


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