A number of campaigns have been set out to improve school meals and the health of our nation’s school children. And Innovate’s Derek Lubner firmly suggests that the cashless card is critical in the whole piece, and pushing this campaign further.
Pre-loaded with cash by their parents, the card will allow students to purchase healthy meals from the school cafeteria without having to carry money around with them. The system also improves the speed of checkout lines, and allows students time to thoroughly digest their food instead of rushing to eat it before getting back to class.
Lubner notes that the student has to use the money stored on the cards in the school cafeteria, making it a lot easier to offer healthy meals and prevent students from spending their money on sweets or other unhealthy foods.
He goes on to say that schools that have already adopted such programs have seen a noticeable increase in the uptake of students eating food prepared by their school cafeterias.
School officials say they have noticed a better performance and better concentration by students as a result of eating these healthy school prepared meals.
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