Chains Getting Into the School Lunch Racket


Jamba Juice will introduce a new smoothie geared for K-12 lunch programs later this week at the School Nutrition Association conference in Denver. The smoothies, made from whole fruit, fruit juice, and nonfat milk, are currently being served in 100 schools across the U.S. The company hopes to be in five times as many schools by the end of the year. Meanwhile, a Manchester, U.K., high school seeking to improve its nutritional program is in talks with Subway. The prospective shop, which would open inside the school, would likely have a modified menu to conform to guidelines for fat and salt content. We’re wondering what the Scottish schoolgirl lunch-blogger thinks about all this. [Manchester Evening News, CNBC, Earlier]