Betti Wiggins wants Houston students to eat better. Will Houston help her?
It's lunchtime. A food service worker at Woodson Elementary School in Sunnyside calls Betti Wiggins over. A hip-height first-grader slides her tray down the line. Most of her peers stopped in front of a pile of cheeseburgers and placed their orders, but the girl pushed her Styrofoam tray past the warmer and toward the lettuce. After the worker tops the fresh greens with carrots, chicken and cheese, the girl sits at a cafeteria bench, her colorful fare standing out among the brown burger buns.