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
Hey, what could go wrong?
None except the most expensive private school is going to be able to serve sushi safely.
<< Id guess the sushi served will be vegetarian, rather than types involving raw fish. >>
They mentioned California Rolls which typcially contain cooked crab meat, but there is a vegetarian look-a-like for crab meat that can be used (and it’s cheaper).
Fukushima Sushi will make students glow in the dark.
I love ceviche. But I buy the fish from a place I trust and make it myself. And I enjoy sushi, too, again in a trustworthy restaurant, and where I live there are some excellent sushi places. But think about quality control and guaranteeing the health of 700,000 students on sushi day in a public school system that big, which contracts for its food suppliers to a large extent based on price. I would not let my children eat raw fish at a public school.
California Rolls are not sushi. They are imitation crab sticks, cucumber, avocado, seaweed paper, rice and sesame seeds.
They are not good quality raw fish.
Minor quibble. :-)
It makes more sense to offer some choices.
I don’t let me kids be educated in a public school let alone eat anything in a public school. I totally agree there is no way they could deliver a safe good tasting product.
Same here. The lunch ladies would serve us good home cookin'. Real chicken, no mystery meat. Homemade yeast rolls that you could smell all over the campus - yummmmm! That was back during government free butter, cheese, and peanut butter. Yep, back in the good ol' days when no one was allergic from peanuts. They'd get creative to turn pb into something new every day - one day pb and apples, next cookies, next mixed with honey and bananas, half a pbj sandwich, etc.
Sushi in the publik skools-oh yeah, that sounds safe!
Go back to soup and sandwich. Stop turning lunch into an experiment. And this is lunch....not dinner...400 calories!!
Wow. How nice. Who's paying for this?
Considering that sushi may be radioactive for the next 30 years, I might stick with the nuggets.
Human infection by Anisakis simplex (herring worm) and other nematodes, or roundworms, is caused by eating certain raw or undercooked fish. Ingestion of the worm can result in severe abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting within hours of ingestion and has been misdiagnosed as appendicitis or other stomach diseases. If the worms dont get coughed up or vomited out, they can burrow into the walls of your intestines and cause a localized immune response.
Another Vibrio species, Vibrio vulnificus, has been found in oysters, clams, and crab. In healthy people, ingestion of this microbe can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain, but in people with liver disease or weakened immune systems, the microbe can enter the bloodstream, causing the life-threatening condition of septicemia.
If sushi worms are present in sashimi those tasty raw bits of fish flesh they may even be visible to the naked eye. Some individuals have reported a tickle in the throat as the worms begin their passage. In many cases, the sushi worms will continue uneventfully through the stomach and exit through the intestinal tract. They will likely die along the way. Milder to severe symptoms may begin occurring in two hours following a meal, but may become present up to two weeks later. This condition is known as anisakiasis. Pain in the abdominal area may occur as well as nausea and vomiting, followed by intestinal distress (often likened to Crohns disease). In extreme cases, exploratory procedures and surgery are required to remove the sushi worm.
Parochial schools. Some people home school but the Church operates some first rate schools where we live and there was never any question.
Am I the only one here that won’t eat cut bait?
Who’s paying for this? We are.
Most of the kids in the LAUSD are illegal aliens or anchor babies and get free breakfast and lunch.
Lol non. I don’t eat sushi either.
(Of course I knew that. That's what the "Oh, wait...." was all about. Duh.)
“Either the ritalin has really kicked in, or Hazel screwed up the Fugu again.”
How nice that the illegals and their offspring will now eat better than we do, on our dime... It wouldn’t be “fair” otherwise (gagging).
This will tell you everything you need to know about LAUSD.
America has developed an irresponsible attitude that “things” are responsible for mortal woes, not personal habits.
During the Middle Ages witches possessed by spirits were blamed for ruined lives. Today we blame inanimate objects.
Whether it is food, alcohol, drugs or guns it is their physical existence, not their misuse or terrible decisions people make which imperils their life.
The kids should go through the food line and walk directly to the garbage can and chuck that mess. After about a week of seeing all that food thrown away, Maybe, Just Maybe someone would think about what the problem is.
If you don’t give me meat or fish at every meal, I get surly.
Junk food isn’t the problem. Junk education is.
LOL we actually have California Rolls at my high school. I only bought it once.
Sushi starts with cooked rice. This may be cut into blocks, or spread out on a sheet of prepared seaweed (doultz for you folks in Canada). "Things" are placed on the rice. It is then rolled up and cut into bite size pieces. Best served with wasabi and ginger ~ and may include soy sauce.
As a variation try Sriracha, the world's finest hot sauce ~ manufactured in the USA from real peppers ~ exported everywhere.
A colleague works at Occidental College. A few years back, I asked her about it — our son was 16, we were looking at colleges. “It is a wonderful place,” she gushed. “They are really big on diversity and feminism, LGTB (or whatever it is) is really strong, etc.” I do not remember her words, but I remember my reaction — RUN for the hills.
Occidental is a perfect place from whence to issue: tofu, squash tortellini (isn’t it white flour, essentially?), and other God-forsaken faux foods. Those poor poor kids. And no chocolate, a true gift from God.
Another great reason to homeschool.
Oh, yeah, rice wine vinegar! That goes in there.
Yeh, cafeterial sushi that’s been sitting in back for several hours, ought to do the kids right in. Plus, will they buy the expensive, high-quality raw fish? I suspect not.