Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Sunday, October 28, 2012

What's for Lunch - Mon., 10/29

Local Beef as Sampled Last Year

LOCAL BEEF Hamburger/Cheeseburger
Whole Wheat Bun
Sweet Potato Puffs
Baby Carrots with Dip
Strawberry - Grape Cup

After much work, discussion and research, our district has discontinued the use of most USDA commodity beef for a variety of health reasons and contracted with a New York State farm to provide beef raised without antibiotics and hormones. It is more expensive and there is less beef on the menu as a result but it is a huge improvement in the quality of our lunches. So, enjoy your hamburger on a whole grain bun.

And then we have The Return of the Tater Tot - a product we thought we had sent packing years ago.   This processed potato product comes from McCain's - a product called Harvest Splendor Bites.  The ingredients would then be: Sweet Potatoes, Vegetable Oil (Contains One Or More Of The Following Oils: Canola, Soybean, Cottonseed, Sunflower, Corn). Contains 2% or less of Corn Starch - Modified, Dehydrated Potatoes, Dextrin, Maltodextrin, Molasses, Salt, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate Added To Maintain Natural Color, Sugar, Tapioca Starch - Modified, Xanthan Gum.  We do bake them but I don't know yet if they are pre-cooked (fried?) before being frozen and shipped to us.

This counts as our orange vegetable while still teaching children to eat fries with lunch.

Fresh carrots with a full fat organic ranch dressing. Fresh strawberries from California and fresh grapes.

UPDATE: School was closed due to the hurricane - this lunch never happened.

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