Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Saturday, May 22, 2010

What's in Monday's Lunch - 5/24

Here it is:

WW Pizza Bagel
Bagel w/ butter or cream cheese
Tuna Salad Plate / Sandwich
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Green Bean Salad
Chilled Mixed Fruit

The WW Pizza Bagel is a whole grain bagel with government commodity tomato sauce (contains corn syrup and a high level of sodium) and commodity part skim mozzarella (not truly low fat but better than not part skim). It's a better alternative than the frozen pizzas we get from large manufacturers chock full of additives. We've talked about the alternate entrees in previous posts, if you are interested.

The green bean salad is made from USDA commodity green beans (boiled in the can by a large processor, 380 mg of sodium - we do rinse the beans which can eliminate up to 40% of the salt) mixed with onion, celery, low fat Italian dressing, pepper, basil, oregano, and garlic.

The raisins are Sun-Maid California raisins. The chilled mixed a canned commodity product with peaches, pears, grapes, corn syrup and sugar - 15g of sugar in all. The origin of the fruit appears to be California.

As always, the full labels are posted on the district's website.

Coming in Sept.: The District's nutrition committee is working on a way to bring in fresh, local pizza with wholesome ingredients. Keep your fingers crossed!

Please post your lunch reviews in the comments section OR share your healthy lunch ideas if you packed a lunch for your child today.


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