Little Miami High School Blog

LM cafeterias offering healthful pizza option

Posted on: December 7, 2015

Can delivery pizza be healthful? If you pick the right ingredients, absolutely.

Starting Dec. 3, cafeterias at Little Miami High School and Junior High School began serving six-inch cheese and pepperoni personal pizzas from Domino’s as a lunch option. The pizza is made with whole-grain crust, low fat/low sodium mozzarella cheese and pepperoni.

Food Service Director Rachel Tilford said that while the district’s lunch menu has always featured pizza as an entree, the Domino’s pizzas are a new option, freshly made with healthful ingredients and delivered to school that day.

“It has been awhile since we have offered something new and these pizzas were a great way to get students excited about eating something more healthful,” she said.

The pizza is part of a complete lunch, which includes fruit, vegetable and milk, for the price of $3.60. This meal meets USDA regulations for the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The pizzas will be on the menu once every two weeks, Tilford said, and if Dec. 3 was any indication, they will be a popular item. That day, the high school and junior high cafeteria combined sold out of nearly 600 individual pizzas.

Nutritional information on the pizzas may be found on Nutrislice here.