Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Salad Bar Update

Coming Wednesday Sept. 29th -- salad bar!

We're very excited about the debut next week of the new salad bar. The district has purchased one seven-well salad bar for the elementary schools to share and next Wednesday is our first salad bar day.

I spoke with our food services consultant Julia van Loon who described what the kids can look forward to:

- red leaf and romaine lettuce - basically, kids don't like mesclun and iceberg doesn't have much by way of nutrition so she felt these were our best lettuce options.
- 4 or 5 vegetables such as broccoli, cucumbers, carrots, grape tomatoes and red onion
- a protein such as chic peas, black bean salad, hard boiled egg, Boars Head turkey cut into small pieces or tuna
- a choice of dressings
- croutons which Julia has stated will be "good ones" with minimal ingredients. The croutons meet the grain requirement of the lunch and increase participation. Her ultimate plan is to be able to make homemade croutons.

We can look forward to the salad bar once a week. The district has applied for salad bar grants in hopes of having it more often. Thank you North Shore!


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