Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Sunday, June 20, 2010

What's in Monday's Lunch - 6/21

Mondays are Pizza Day . . .
. . . the last pizza day of the year!

Cheese Pizza Slice
Bagel with butter, American or cream cheese
Tuna Salad Plate/Sandwich
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Cucumber slices
Sliced Apples w/ cinnamon

We give some of our USDA commodity mozzarella cheese to Nardone Bros Baking in this instance and they turn it into a frozen pizza that we reheat at the school. The label indicates 540mg of sodium and 12g of fat. The list of ingredients is not that extensive -- if this is the same cheese pizza as earlier in the year - and can be seen at No whole grain in the crust.

We haven't reviewed the PB&J in more than a week so here's a re-cap: The peanut butter is another free commodity - the ingredients are peanuts, dextrose, hydrogenated vegetable oil and/or partially hydrogenated palm oil, salt, and molasses. The jelly is "grape" with this ingredient listing: corn syrup (1st ingredient), grape juice (water and grape juice concentrate), fruit pectin, citric acid and sodium citrate.

Cucumber and apple slices sound good - fresh, raw fruits and vegetables. Or, you can have the peaches with 16g of sugar from the added sugar and corn syrup. The choice is yours.

So, keep your fingers crossed -- we're working with the administration to try to bring fresh, local, healthier pizza to school next Fall. We'll keep you posted. I wouldn't mind saying good-bye to those peaches, either.


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