McGuinty to struggling cafeterias: Get more creative with healthy food, or else

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TORONTO — Money-losing school cafeterias will have to get “more creative” to whet student appetites with healthier fare if they want to stay in business, Premier Dalton McGuinty said Tuesday.

“Put a man on the moon 40 years ago, don’t tell me that we can’t make healthy, delicious, tasty, attractive food for teenagers in the province of Ontario in 2012,” he said.

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Some cafeterias aren’t making enough money because they have to cut out food that doesn’t adhere to the provincial guidelines. The Toronto District School Board said it’s looking at closing some cafeterias that are making as little as $35 a week.

But McGuinty was unsympathetic, saying he has to ensure that students have access to healthier fare — even if that means that some cafeterias go out of business.

“I guess we’ll have to get a bit more creative in terms of what it is we’re selling…

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