Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

What's for Lunch - Wed., 4/18

Homemade Challah French Toast
w/Orange Rounds
Applegate Turkey Bacon
Salad Bar Veggie Sides
Low-fat mozzarella stick
Cinnamon applesauce

Salad Bar Returns today - and just in time....

It has a catchy name and it's popular - but the meal declared to be "cake" for lunch by our committee's nutritionist - basically white flour bread - isn't good for you.  The syrup is basically HFCS.  They are looking for an affordable maple syrup but do not have one yet - but they will be limiting the serving size this year in the meantime.  Actual lunch from our schools above. This meal has a lot of sugar, simple carbohydrates -- no whole grains.

The turkey bacon is by Applegate.  Here are the ingredients: Turkey (Turkey Used Never Administered Antibiotics, Growth Promotants or Animal By-products), Water, Sea Salt, Maple Sugar, Celery Juice, Onion Powder, Spices, Lactic Acid Starter Culture (not From Milk.)  They promote it as nitrate-free but this NYT article indicates otherwise - and cites the company saying their products have the same level (naturally) of cancer-causing nitrates as conventional brands. Read more about nitrates here.

On the upside, there are fresh veggies on the salad bar plus applesauce with cinnamon. 

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