Foul, Nasty School Lunch!

A closer look at what school children are eating!

Schools out.

These last few weeks of school, I’ve been busy cramming for exams and planning for my final year in high school, so I’m sorry for the insane lack of posts. I hope you guys understand. This blog was my final exam for my journalism class, and even though I may not be in journalism next year, I plan on continuing this site next year. Tomorrow is my last full day here at school. See you next year! :)

May 27, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Monday 4/26 – Thursday 4/29

I haven’t been posting this week, mainly because I don’t have my camera, and taking pictures with my phone and getting them to my computer is pretty tedious. I will be getting my camera this weekend though, so I can start posting daily next week. This week, we ate the same cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, chicken nuggets, tacos, etc.

Tomorrow I plan on posting another student opinion article in place of this weeks lunch. I will also be answering all questions in tomorrows post, so if you have any, feel free to ask!

Thanks for visiting! :)

April 29, 2010 Posted by | Random | 3 Comments


Today’s breakfast menu: Breakfast pizza, grits, grape juice, and milk.

Breakfast pizza again. At least they finally realized that a single breakfast pizza isn’t a meal and added grits.. Overall rating: 5


Today’s lunch menu: Chicken strips, wheat roll, juice, and/or milk.

FINALLY! I’ve been waiting SO long for our school to offer juice at lunch instead of just milk everyday. It was refreshing to have orange juice today instead of the same ol’ chocolate milk. The chicken strips were good also, much better then the chicken nuggets.  The whole wheat roll was good also. Overall rating: 7

April 21, 2010 Posted by | Breakfast, Lunch | 4 Comments



 Today’s breakfast menu: Cinnamon roll, fresh fruit cup, orange juice, and milk.

The cinnamon roll was very good! It wasn’t small, hard, and it actually had icing on it. Overall rating: 7

Today’s lunch menu: Bosco sticks (cheese-filled bread rolls), marinara sauce, fresh fruit cup, and milk.

Everyone at school loves Bosco stick day. They are basically cheese-filled bread sticks, and they come with marinara sauce. It’s a nice break from normal school food. Overall rating: 6

April 21, 2010 Posted by | Breakfast, Lunch | Leave a comment


Today’s breakfast menu: Sausage biscuit, orange juice, and milk.

Sausage biscuits again! BOOOOOOORINGGGGGGGG.  Although I’d much rather have fruit juice than fruit cups anyday. Overall rating: 4

Today’s lunch menu: Hamburger steak, rice with gravy, cooked carrots, and milk.

The steak wasn’t rock-solid and the gravy was actually creamy, so this lunch gets my approval.  Pizza was the alternative today though, so many students did not chose this meal. Overall rating: 7

April 19, 2010 Posted by | Breakfast, Lunch | 1 Comment


I got some questions in the comments today, so I decided to reply to them. If you guys have any other questions, feel free to ask!

Does anyone ask why you are taking pictures of your lunch?
-Haha yeah, all the time.  I have to explain myself at least twice a day!

Does your school board have a website with school menu and nutrition information for each selection?
-We do have a website with the breakfast/lunch menu on it, but no nutritional information is shown.  The menu has a “meal of the month” with a “calorie analysis” (I just noticed this.) I’ll most likely start posting them.

Do you have the option to bring your lunch on the days you know you wont like what is served?
-Yes, we have the option of bringing our lunch.  But most families around here cannot afford to buy their children lunch daily, as our school breakfast and lunch is 100% free.

Also is it possible to talk to the lunchroom staff and have them cut your apple up?
-If I ask for it to be cut up, then other students will, and the lunch ladies will go mad! The culinary room is off of the cafeteria, so I may just go there to cut my apples whenever necessary.

Do they actually cook anything that is served to you all or does your school kitchen just open packages and reheat?
-I’ve been in the room where school lunch is prepared, and none of it looks like anything you’d use to actually cook something.  It all looks like heat-up ovens and big pots (for things like soup.)  I’m not 100% sure whether anything is actually cooked or not, though.

Why don’t you ever eat the fruit?
-I’m not a big fan of packaged fruit… and peaches everyday would get pretty sickening after awhile.

April 18, 2010 Posted by | Random | 2 Comments

“Light Alternative” aka Vegetarian Option.

I haven’t really done random blogs yet, but I think I should start because we are offered a lot of different alternatives daily.  Our school doesn’t really have a “Vegetarian Option”, just a “light alternative”.  This normally consists of carrots, fruit (an orange or apple,) graham crackers, and peanuts.  Although it seems healthy, it isn’t filling whatsoever.  I have a vegetarian friend who practically starves everyday because of the lack of food she receives.  Everyday it’s either this or a salad, which is about as filling as the alternative.  I think it’s ridiculous that most schools don’t offer full vegetarian meals, at least to the students who request it.  If your child was a vegetarian, would you want them to eat this everyday?

April 16, 2010 Posted by | Lunch, Student Opinion | 11 Comments


Today’s breakfast menu: Sausage and biscuit with gravy, fresh fruit cup, and milk.

It’s funny how one thing can make something so much better.  I’m completely fine with the sausage and biscuit when gravy comes with it.  It was really good!  No fruit cup again today though.  Overall rating: 7

Today’s lunch menu: Chicken sandwich, baked potato, broccoli, and milk.

The chicken sandwich was good today, the bun was soft (not rock solid!)  The baked potato came with butter and sour cream, which is all I need.  I’m just guessing the stuff in the cup is broccoli, because I have no idea what else it could be…. Overall rating: 6

April 16, 2010 Posted by | Breakfast, Lunch | 2 Comments


Today’s lunch menu: Chicken, cornbread, rice with gravy, apple, and milk.

I got to school late today, so I missed breakfast.  I don’t really like this chicken much.  It’s very greasy.  All the kids are crazy for it though. The cornbread is good when salt is added, and the rice was okay. I couldn’t eat the apple. Overall rating: 6

April 16, 2010 Posted by | Lunch | Leave a comment


Today’s breakfast: Cereal, grits, grape juice, and milk.

I decided to chose the alternative today, because we had sausage biscuits again.  We actually have a lot of different types of cereal offered, and all of them are reduced sugar!  (A picture of the nutrition information below.) A little bowl of cereal isn’t that filling though. I didn’t get any grits because I wasn’t very hungry, and I don’t think grits would go well with cereal anyways.  The grape juice was pretty good also, it wasn’t frozen or warm. Overall rating: 6

Today’s lunch menu: Cheeseburger, beans, apple, oatmeal cookie, and milk.

We got desert today! :) The only things I ate off the plate were the burger and cookie.  The beans looked gross, and I cannot bite whole apples due to a jaw disorder. I wish they would slice the fruit or something. Overall rating: 6

April 16, 2010 Posted by | Breakfast, Lunch | 3 Comments