Monday, May 21, 2012
Big Changes for Our School's Beef
Last week, the district's nutrition committee got to try beef from an upstate farm that our district would like to acquire next year's meat from. This year, people all over the country were outraged to find out that the USDA commodity beef that our school and virtually all public schools serve contains 'pink slime.' Fortunately our district went to work finding an alternative including a five-hour trip upstate by our food service consultant Julia van Loon and Assistant Superintendent for Business Olivia Buatsi to visit a farm and slaughter house. Next year, our school will serve local beef that will be hormone and anti-biotic free, no fillers, and not from a grain lot. Thank you North Shore! It will be more expensive and as a result beef will be on the menu somewhat less often.