Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Change is Good

Even if you pack lunch for your child, it is important to know that much is being done to improve the quality of school lunch for all children at Sea Cliff Elementary.   Thanks to the work of dedicated community members, staff, faculty and parents alike there is also an effort to improve the quality of the labeling and accuracy of the menu descriptions so that you can make an educated choice for your child.

Look for these new options on the April Lunch Menu!

April 14 - New Item: WG Rotini Marinara w/ chick peas

April 20 - On Sliders day, you also have a choice of a Veggie burger (These are Dr. Praeger's brand)

April 23 - New Item: Cheesy Brown Rice and Broccoli

April 26 - Our Pizza bagels are made in house and contain far fewer artificial ingredients than the cheese pizza slices which arrive frozen from a large manufacturer

April 29 - On Taco Day, you can now choose a Veggie taco option with beans, corn and salsa if you'd like to avoid the commodity meats in the tacos.

Please make sure you check out the labels and nutritional information or yourself when helping your child make choices about lunch. All labels are available at:

If you need a copy of the menu, please see:

More changes to come in May!

- The apples and oranges will be sliced more often to encourage kids to eat more fruit

- We'll get a new Veggie Wrap option on a few days

- The Chili contest winner will debut! (Details to follow soon!)

Please note: The menu for April still reads "WG Baked Chicken Nuggets" -- this will change in May to say simply "WG Chicken Nuggets". Tyson has indicated that the nuggets are flash-fried before they are baked. Likewise, green beans and other canned vegetables will not say "steamed" next month as the manufacturer has indicated they are primarily boiled in the can.

It's Time to Call Congress! Help us improve school lunch across the country by reauthorizing the Child Nutrition Act - more information on our websites.

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