Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Monday, March 26, 2012

What's for Lunch - Tues., 3/27

Choose a Fruit Plate or Salad Bar over the Burger

100% Beef Burger or Cheeseburger
Baked Sweet Potato “Fries”
Fresh Fruit Salad

Have the salad bar today or that lovely fruit plate they have this month - last week!

AND -- be sure to try the free sample of a Quinoa Salad (see previous post for details.) whether you bring or buy today.

You may have heard of the "pink slime" controversy or even signed the petition yourself. If not, there are significant concerns about what's in the "beef", if you will, that is being served in schools.  Our beef is a USDA commodity food and thus part of the controversy.  Our district is working very hard to come up with a solution - for next year - to insure that our students will  no longer be fed this product.  Meanwhile, have the salad bar and some fruit.

You might also skip the fries. The sweet potato fries are processed frozen  fries we buy from McCains's, a big food service vendor. They contain: Sweet potatoes, vegetable oil (contains one or more of the following: canola oil, soybean oil, cottonseed oil, sunflower oil, corn oil), potato starch modified, rice flower, dextrin, sugar, leavening (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate), salt malt powder (malted barley, wheat flower, dextrose), natural flavor, dehydrated sweet potatoes, maltodextrin, molasses, spice and coloring, xanthan gum, corn starch-modified, triglycerides, annatto (color), sodium acid pyrophosphate added to preserve natural color. The label indicates they have 6g of fat and 170mg of sodium.

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