Jumping on the Healthy Eating Bandwagon

September 12, 2013 Updated Sep 12, 2013 at 12:56 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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September 12, 2013 Updated Sep 12, 2013 at 12:56 PM EDT

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW) - Students at Nardin Academy are enjoying fresh beans, mashed potatoes and freshly cooked chicken. This is just one of the new healthy meals being served at lunch.

“The program is making food from scratch every day and sourcing that food as locally and as organically as we can, “ Nardin Academy Food Consultant Greg Christian said.

This healthy menu was put into place by food consultant Greg Christian.

“The goal to have the kids learn to make healthy food choices,” Christian said.

Student Emily Ciocca said eating candy is a bad choice for many reasons.

“If you eat a candy bar it's a sugar rush and you feel like you want to got to sleep during 9th period. That's global for me so I can't do that. But it really makes you want to go to sleep,” Ciocca said.

The school is not only helping parents out by giving their children something healthy to rely on each day, they are also getting the community involved. They are inviting guest chefs from restaurants in the Queen City.

Mark Hutchinson is the owner and Chef at Hutch's Restaurant in Buffalo. He is also the parent of children at Nardin Academy.

“I remember when my son was going to school, I would come in the lunch room and say, I don't want my kids eating this food so I packed a lunch. That's not always easy and kids like to buy a lunch if its something they like,” Huthinson said.

The school hopes this will encourage kids to eat the right things. They want the student to also make better choices when their away from school and pass those habits on to others.

Although eating healthy, the students still have room for dessert, of course, all made from scratch.

“I'm excited for the chicken and of course the brownies,” Student John Rooney said.