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Howard County schools' emphasis on healthful eating earns national honor
Howard County schools' emphasis on healthful eating earns national honor

Students at Howard High School emerge from cafeteria lines with plates as green as well-manicured lawns. They reach for steamed broccoli and fresh lettuce as quickly as they do macaroni and cheese and popcorn chicken. And they say they their healthful eating habits extend beyond school hours. "Away from school, I'm a big burger guy," Howard High senior Joshua Steward said. "And a burger, you know what color it is. So I try to make it greener, stacking on lettuce, tomatoes, everything to make it healthier, and it always turns out great." School districts across the country aim to serve nutrition-conscious menus that appeal to students' palates. But at...

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