More Kennewick students buying healthy school lunch

More Kennewick students buying healthy school lunch
KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The Kennewick School District is seeing greater success this school year. It's a positive change since the healthy, hunger-free kids act went into effect last fall.

Kennewick was having a hard time getting kids to actually eat the food dictated by the new, healthy guidelines.

This year, they figured out how to make their lunches more appealing. One way is by limiting dark green vegetables to just two days a week, instead of every day.

"It's the right thing to do, we see an epidemic of childhood obesity, and it really is important to focus on, to help parents at home, manage their kids diet by showing them an example of how you can have meals offered to kids that they like, that meet nutritional requirements," said the Kennewick Schools Nutrition Director, Sam Shick.

More kids are also buying school lunches and breakfasts as well.