Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

What's in Today's Lunch - Tuesday

I know everyone has a school lunch menu (Really? You don't? They are posted at but with the nutritional labels and ingredients available for most foods (, we want to post daily to give you the information you need when deciding what your child should buy. Here's today's menu:

Tuesday - May 18

Sliders or Veggie Burgers
Bagel with butter or cream cheese
Sliced Turkey Plate /Sandwich
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Choice of Sides:
Pickle Chips
Chilled Applesauce
Asst Juice
Choice of Milk

Don't miss the option for a Veggie Burger. These are Dr. Praeger's brand and they are quite good. The sliders contain commodity beef from the USDA and a number of other ingredients including textured vegetable protein and various additives. Please check the label. Although our district does use a lot of whole grains, these buns are not whole wheat.

About the side items - well, pickle chips aren't much of a side but we rarely get broccoli. The broccoli is frozen - better for you than our usual canned vegetables - but is grown in China. The applesauce is a free government provided commodity food and what we get can vary. The label we currently have says the applesauce contains apples, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup and erythorbic acid. That's right - two kinds of added sugar totaling 18g. Plus, as a canned food, the apples have lost nutritional value. The district will get unsweetened when it is available.

Let us know if you have questions -- and tell us what your child ate today and what he or she thought about it! Post a comment now - and don't spare us any details.


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