Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Thursday, June 10, 2010

What's in Friday's Lunch - 6/11

Come on, it's Friday- you need us to tell you what's for lunch?

Chicken Nuggets! (of course)
Bagel with butter, American or cream cheese
Tuna Salad Plate / Sandwich
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Whole Wheat Bread
Cucumber Slices

The chicken nuggets do have some whole grain in the breading -- but they are fried Tyson nuggets with a lot of additives. The chicken is USDA commodity chicken.

Here are the ingredients: chicken, water, textured soy protein concentrate, isolated soy protein with less than 2% soy lecithin, seasoning (corn syrup solids, brown sugar, dextrose, salt, vinegar powder (maltodextrin, modified corn starch, dried vinegar), garlic powder, onion powder, chicken type flavor (hydrolyzed corn gluten, autolyzed yeast extract, sunflower oil, disodium inosinate, disodium guanylate)), sodium acid pryophospate. Breaded with: whole wheat flour, enriched bleached wheat flour (enriched with niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), water, modified wheat starch, salt, soybean oil, spice, yellow corn flour, paprika, leavening (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, monocalcium phosphate), garlic powder, natural flavor, extractives of turmeric, fumaric acid. Breading set in vegetable oil.

We haven't go into detail on the tuna salad recently - but it's Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in water - chunk light is your best bet for minimizing mercury levels (compared to say solid white). They make the tuna salad themselves with low fat mayonnaise.

The bread is whole wheat. The cucumber slices are a fresh, raw vegetable. The chilled applesauce probably contains corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup and erythorbic acid - 18g of sugar. The district would like to get unsweetened but this is the last label we have.

Let us know what your kids think about lunch.


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