|Local Beef as Sampled Last Year|
FROM THE RANCH TO YOU...
Whole Wheat Bun
Sweet Potato Puffs
Baby Carrots with Dip
Pineapple In Juice
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.
Carrots are fresh and come with an organic full fat ranch dressing.
Canned pineapple - from Thailand - in juice.