Skip to comments.School Officials Try Healthier Cafeteria Options
Posted on 07/14/2014 3:53:13 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Bean burgers, peanut butter substitutes and pre-sliced vegetable packets were on the menu Monday as school lunchroom managers from around the country sampled offerings in a hunt for fare that will meet stricter health mandates without turning off sometimes-finicky students.
"I have my work cut out for me," said Sara Gasiorowski, who was among the roughly 6,500 people attending a conference for school nutrition professionals at the convention center.
This fall, new requirements from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will alter the makeup of school meals, calling for less sodium and more fruits and vegetables. Grain-based foods such as breads, tortillas, crackers and pastas will have to be rich in whole grains. Calorie, fat and sodium limits will be placed on snacks and drinks sold in school vending machines, snack bars and a la carte lines.
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WTH,prison inmates eat better than that.What next,fine the parents of the kids who won’t eat that slop?
The ones makin' the rules are identical input junkies.
crazy people makin' crazy people crazy
Thank goodness I finished highschool in 1990. While it wasn’t the best food I still remember fondly pizza, cinnabons and the teacher’s aides who got me sodas and chips from the teacher’s vending machines.
“I have my work cut out for me,” said Sara Gasiorowski, “I have to make Michelle’s crap taste like food but I can’t add anything good to it.”
Stand by for mountains of thrown away food come this fall.
She said she discovered the paste, which tastes and looks like peanut butter but is not quite as sweet or viscous, at a previous conference. After bringing it to a panel of students for their approval, Ronnei says her district now uses it in sandwiches in place of peanut butter.
Just wait till they try soilent green
Will school athletes be able to work hard and play hard with less sodium???
Nanny State PING!
Thanks for the ping!
My children love broccoli. We were eating broccoli tonight for dinner, and they kept asking for more. I remembered my youngest having broccoli on his lunch tray one time when I was visiting him at school during lunch time. He wouldn’t eat this perfectly good looking broccoli. I asked him what was wrong with school broccoli compared to the broccoli we were having tonight. Several of our children piped up and said, “SALT.” They said it is tasteless. What good does nutritious broccoli do when the vegetable isn’t touched and is left on the tray?