SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Students at a Spartanburg County school district will be eating freshly cooked meals this school year after the district ended its contract with a food service provider.

The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reports that Spartanburg 6 is getting rid of pre-cooked food in its cafeterias. Cafeteria employees have been in culinary training over the past two weeks. Students' meals will be made with locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Superintendent Darryl Owings says the district didn't want to sacrifice children's health to pad the pockets of big food-service companies.

All elementary and middle school students this year will be offered a hot meal and salad bar with made-from-scratch dressings. High school students will have additional options of Subway sandwiches made with whole-grain bread or pizza with whole-grain crust and low-fat cheese.

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Information from: Herald-Journal, http://www.goupstate.com/