Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

What's in Thursday's Lunch - 6/3

And the menu says:

Open Faced Turkey Sandwich
Bagel w/ butter or cream cheese
Sliced Turkey Sandwich/Salad
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Hot Gravy
Chilled Applesauce

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. It's not usually served on the same day as the turkey sandwich alternate entree but that is made from the same turkey.

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.

The mashed sweet potatoes come out of cans. We do not have the actual label on these but a USDA fact sheet that indicates they should be low-sodium. The applesauce is canned with both corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup and erythorbic acid.

Did your kids like lunch today? Tell us.


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