|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.