Pecos offers salad bar option for lunch

January 24, 2013 • Local News

Students at Pecos Elementary line up at the school’s new salad bar for a nourishing lunch, Thursday. (Mark Wilson Photo)

Pecos Elementary students are welcoming some colorful choices in their school lunch menu thanks to a new salad bar introduced last week. Pecos is the first elementary school to provide a salad bar in the Roswell Independent School District.

The school, home to approximately 400 students, introduced the salad bar to its fifth-grade students this past Wednesday before including third- and fourth-grade students Monday. Dr. Barbara Ryan, principal at Pecos, said Thursday that if all goes well, the salad bar will be available to grades 1-5 as early as next week.

“It gives them healthier choices,” Ryan said. “This way, they can choose the healthy foods they want to eat. When Login to read more

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