Skip to comments.'Unhealthy' corn dogs, chicken nuggets out, sushi in at L.A. schools
Posted on 06/16/2011 2:56:13 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The L.A. school board's decision to stop serving flavored milks on campuses is just the beginning.
A menu overhaul is underway that will mean fewer meals that resemble fast food and more vegetarian offerings. Spinach tortellini in butternut squash sauce and California sushi rolls, along with many ethnic foods, are to be added.
Corn dogs, chicken nuggets and other breaded items are out, said Dennis Barrett, food services director.
Megan Bomba, a project coordinator with Occidental College's Urban and Environmental Policy Institute, agreed with the move, saying "the meal needs to be better, not [that] we need to keep chocolate milk" to attract students to the cafeteria, she said.
The menu proposed for fall sounds more appealing and sophisticated, she added.
The district banned sodas on campuses in 2004, starting a trend followed by the state as well as districts across the country. Later that year, the school board passed a motion to ban the sale of junk food during the school day...
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Nanny State PING!
I predict sushi fights.
If they’re going to feed kids at all, it might as well be healthy food. I hear the menu at a private school here is quite nice and healthy compared to what the public schools serve.
LOL, why don't they just be honest and name it the "Future World Domination Controllers Training Insititute."
Like I’ve said before nothing new in the communists capital of America.
I wonder how crappy the sushi will end up being. Quality really matters for raw meat like sushi.
They want sushi? Just serve them raw, unbreaded McNuggets, LOL!
I went to public schools back in ancient times, and we always had appetizing and healthy lunches. My son’s school has been serving things kids like to eat, but are not particularly nutritional. For example, their idea of an entree was nachos, and their idea of nachos was corn chips and cheese sauce. That’s all. So this year they went the “spinach tortellini and squash” route, and my son says most kids throw it away.
You just made me remember: cheap sushi usually sucks. You know you’re not going to get it freshly prepared by a master sushi chef who chose his ingredients carefully based on years of experience and an eye for quality. It’s going to be bulk ingredients purchased at the lowest price and prepared by the cheapest possible labor.
My kids love good sushi, and we’ve sent them to school with sushi as lunch, but they might not eat school sushi. And I wouldn’t let them if there is sashimi in it. That would be food poisoning waiting to happen.
Used to do the fast food large combo meals but switched to a couple of reg hamburgers and a unsweetened iced tea to eat better..
Stopped by a Mickeys D's the other day and they had the chicken McNuggets on sale and thought "I had not eaten these for about 10 years and why not..."
Ate one and about tossed my cookies........I don't know what the hell they make them out of, but it isn't chicken or anything natural born on this planet.
How schools can feed that crap to your kids is a crime
I’d guess the sushi served will be vegetarian, rather than types involving raw fish.
I’m conflicted! I like corn dogs, chicken nuggets, and sushi.
If they have half a brain they’ll serve it without raw fish, favoring safer ingredients like cucumber, avocado, imitation crab and cream cheese.
Remember, sushi is just the vinegared rice with whatever additional ingredients you desire. Sashimi is the raw fish. I’ve had steak & egg sushi that was delicious. If you make it at home it can be a great way to repackage leftovers.
Sounds like the children will starve or eat fake food. Probably less calories in fake food. I learned really bad eating habits in school. My mother gave me lunch money at the beginning of the week. I turned it in to my teacher. I picked up my lunch tray at lunch. And ate nothing except for the icing off the dried out cake. I wouldn’t even eat the rolls because they were always hard by the time we got them. And Jello. Ugh. Hard on top. There were always rumors about the food having roaches in it. That really did me in. :( I would sometimes drink the white milk if it wasn’t warm and/or sour. The fruit was either suspended in Jello or apples cut in half and brown. I was such a picky eater.
I’m guessing chicken nuggets have become too expensive for some reason. I seldom buy the bagged varieties at the grocery store because they are wayyyyy overpriced.
Knowing what they put in the chicken nuggets sold to schools I’d say this is a good thing.
‘They want sushi? Just serve them raw, unbreaded McNuggets, LOL!”
The cooking process is required to kill the bacteria from the open puss filled sores the chickens used to make the nuggets had.
Diphyllobothrium latum (fish tapeworm) infection is most commonly due to eating freshwater fish containing larvae. Fish tapeworm can grow to 15 meters in length. Symptoms are nonspecific abdominal symptoms, such as loss of appetite, heartburn, diarrhea, and nausea. Vitamin B12 deficiency can also occur, leading to macrocytic anemia and neurological symptoms such as muscle twitches.
Clonorchis sinensis is another worm transmitted by eating raw fish. The worms live in the gallbladder area, so complications can include bile duct stomes, gallbladder stones, and other gallbladder disease.
Flukes (Flatworms) are leaf-shaped worms that attach to the host using abdominal suckers. It usually begins its life cycle as snails, then as larvae they infect fish, vegetation, or humans. Flatworms can travel to lungs, intestines, heart, brain, and the liver. Eggs can cause inflammation by releasing toxins that damage tissues.
<< I wonder how crappy the sushi will end up being. Quality really matters for raw meat like sushi. >>
They mentioned Calfiornia Rolls which is typically cooked crabmeat or a phony vegetarian substitute.
Most sushi rolls contain cooked fish. It’s the good stuff like Sashimi that’s raw (I’m a fan).
I had sushi for lunch today and it was FANTASTIC
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