Montgomery and Prince George’s county schools serve more fruits and vegetables, but students may not be eating them.
- Erin Egan
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Every day at lunch, children across Prince George’s and Montgomery counties may be facing what conventional wisdom says is one of their worst nightmares. No, it’s not monsters hiding under their beds or behind their closet doors. It’s not zombies chasing after them, either. It’s fruits and vegetables. After Congress passed a nationwide law limiting the amount of calories schools are allowed to serve at lunch, schools in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties are adhering to the rules and serving up more healthy options for students. “Before this year, each student had to select three out of five items,” said Marla Caplon, Director of the Division of Food and Nutrition Services at Montgomery County public schools. “This year, the student …
Seniors at the University of Maryland are postponing job searches and considering other options despite a higher rate of employment among graduates projected this year.
Though employers predict they will hire more college graduates from this year’s class, seniors at the University of Maryland are looking for alternatives to post-graduate employment. Employers said they plan to hire 19.3 percent more students from the 2011 class than from last year's class, according to a National Association of Colleges and Employers survey reported in April. But some students who aren’t optimistic about the job market said they’re looking into higher education and internships instead. “I’m not hopeful about the economy at all,” said senior public health major Salim Jackson. “I’m going [to] be in school as long as I can while the economy is bad.” According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the October unemployment …