Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

What's in Tomorrow's Lunch - Thurs., 5/20

Here's some background information on tomorrow's lunch consisting of:

Open Faced Turkey Sandwich
Bagel with butter or cream cheese
Turkey Salad Plate/Sandwich
Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich

Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Hot Gravy
Fresh Watermelon Slice
Asst. Juice

The Open Faced Turkey Sandwich is just that -- the turkey is a commodity provided by the government that we pay a manufacturer to process. The label on our turkey breast lists the following ingredients: turkey breast meat, turkey broth, salt, modified food starch, sugar, sodium phosphates, flavoring. The gravy comes from a can - Campbell's Brown Gravy. It is made from beef stock. Here's the ingredient list: beef stock, wheat flour, vegetable oil, modified food starch, contains less than 2% of: salt, yeast extract, tomato paste, high fructose corn syrup, caramel coloring, flavoring (lactic acid), monosodium glutamate, hydrolyzed soy protein, flavoring, hydrolyzed wheat gluten.

For the ingredients in the peanut butter, please see the Wed 5/19 lunch section. I should mention that this is grape jelly with this ingredient listing: corn syrup (1st ingredient), grape juice (water and grape juice concentrate), fruit pectin, citric acid and sodium citrate.

The watermelon slice is fresh and something to look forward to since we don't get it often. Surprisingly, the mashed sweet potatoes are from a can. We do not have the actual label on these but a USDA fact sheet that indicates they should be low-sodium. You don't have a lot of choice though since one fo the sides is gravy.

Please post your lunch reviews in the comments section!



  1. I had a boy come over for a play date after school famished. I asked him what he had for lunch and he could not describe what it was. I wonder how many people involved in the production of the "turkey sandwich with gravy" ate it themselves.

  2. The last comment was Luisa on my husbands account.