Everyone knows how crucial proper nutrition is to growing kids. That’s why the value of healthy food at school cannot be overstated. Here are a few tips you can use when you turn your cafeteria into a healthy food infrastructure at school.
Go for upgrades
A welcoming cafeteria environment can improve meal experience for students. One way to make that happen is to replace outdated tables, seating, and other cafeteria fixtures, the National PTA says. Assess the school lunchroom tables at your school and see if you need to trade them all for new ones.
Re-organize the space
Learn to use every available inch of the space. Don’t let even a single inch go to waste. Re-organize and make the most out of the room you have will contribute to a better eating experience for your students.
Consider the material
If you’re shopping for replacement school lunchroom tables, examine the different materials out there that you can choose from. Keep in mind that cafeteria tables must be sturdy enough to withstand a lot of abuse. Common materials for cafeteria tables include plastic, particleboard, laminate, vinyl and steel. If you want durable tables that will last for years, then any of these materials make an excellent option.
Pick a design
Save on space by going for seating and tables that are easy to store. Some designs come with a folding capability, allowing you to save on storage space and giving you more flexibility.
Choose a shape
Be sure to consider the shape and seating style. Plenty go for rectangular table options, which allow for multiple seating. Round and elliptical or oval-shaped tables are also an option.
Think about the color
While this will largely depend on the brand, it may be a good idea to choose bright and fun colors as a way to encourage team spirit and a positive eating environment in school.