Lindbergh students kick off healthy-eating campaign | slideshow

Students at Lindbergh High School Thursday kicked off what officials hope is a new trend in healthy eating in the Renton School District.

A new healthy-eating campaign, "Healthy is Happy,"  debuted during the students' lunches, the result of a partnership between Public Health - Seattle, King County and the school district.

During lunch time at Lindbergh, students pledged what they would do to "change for the good" and learned about the district's new apple icon.
The icon, placed next to two to three daily menu options, denotes entrees that meet the district's new "healthy is happy" nutrition standards.
"What we want them to do now is look for those choices on the menu, select them on their own and not be forced to choose items they don't want," said Kira Acker, district nutrition services and warehouse manager.
Students visited booths in the commons area of Lindbergh and collected free goodie bags containing bottled water, apples, Cliff Bars and nutrition information.
They took pictures in a photo booth in front of the new apple icon and with teachers dressed in costumes.
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