Foul, Nasty School Lunch!

A closer look at what school children are eating!

3/25/2010

Today’s breakfast menu: breakfast burrito, fruit cup (apricots), and milk.

I wonder whos idea it was to make school breakfast resemble lunch/dinner foods.  First pizza, now burritos.  The burrito tastes too artificial, and the ingredients list (pictured below) is just insane!  I didn’t even attempt to eat the fruit, and the milk tastes the same as always. Overall rating: 3

Today’s lunch menu:  Sweet and sour chicken with rice, mini egg roll, green apple, and milk.

There’s finally some variety in our lunch!  There was a lot of great feedback about this Asian dish.  The box with chicken and rice in it was at least 3/4 full, so it was very filling and tasteful.  The alternative was a chicken sandwich and maccaroni, but the majority of students tried the sweet and sour chicken.  The eggroll didn’t seem like school food to me, either.  Hopefully we’ll have more lunches like this! Overall rating: 8

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March 25, 2010 Posted by | Breakfast, Lunch | 1 Comment

3/24/2010

Today’s breakfast menu: breakfast pizza, blueberry cup, and milk.

I find the idea of a breakfast pizza rather odd.  Especially since it’s on a bagel… but students seem to like it.  I think it’s too greasy.  And this was the first time I’ve ever tried blueberries, and they were so sour!  I’m pretty sure they’re supposed to be sweet.  The milk was weird  tasting, but it always tastes strange to me.  Overall, this breakfast isn’t that great.  It’s not filling, and eating all that grease in the morning is gross and unhealthy. Overall rating: 4

Today’s lunch menu: spaghetti with meat sauce, fresh “side salad”, fresh fruit (cinnamon apples), garlic bread, and milk.

Surprisingly, this lunch was actually normal-sized, and seemed pretty filling.  I’m not the biggest fan of spaghetti, but I managed to eat enough to put on the garlic bread.  I didn’t eat the apples, or the “fresh side salad” aka lettuce with ranch dressing.  A friend of mine said he kept finding crunchy things in the apples.  Hmm.  Pictured below is the “salad” served.  Overall rating: 6

March 24, 2010 Posted by | Breakfast, Lunch | 1 Comment

Grab your trays!

Welcome to Foul, Nasty School Lunch!  This blog is dedicated to informing anyone who cares about what children nowadays are being fed on a daily basis.  This is not a “bash site”, we have no intentions of “bashing” or hurting anyone’s feelings.  I feel that as a student, something needs to be done about school lunches.  So every day that I attend school, I am going to blog (with pictures) about the food (or whatever you call it) that is being served.  Good or bad.  I am also going to include other student opinions as much as possible.

At my school, breakfast and lunch are free.  We normally have four options for breakfast and lunch, but sometimes the number of options vary.  For breakfast — there are two main dishes, which both normally come with a fruit cup and milk.  The alternative is either cereal and milk, or yogurt and graham crackers with milk.  I don’t know where to start when it comes to listing a normal lunch at our school, because food is always running out, and side-dishes are always being reused.  So I’m not very surprised when yesterday’s ham sandwiches become today’s breakfast — ham and biscuit.  Yummm. I like my ham crusty.

We also have a separate line at lunch called the “À la Carte”, which sells things like chips, nachos, pizza, slushies, and anything else unhealthy you can think of.  Most students at the school take this option instead of school lunch, which is, dare I say, a more unhealthy route than the mystery meat in the lunch line!  And to make matters worse, most of the food/drinks sold are far too overpriced.  Do you like the idea of your son/daughter eating a greasy slice of pizza, rice crispy treats, a large slushie, and four cookies for lunch everyday?  All of that added together would equal about $5.00 or more a day.  That’s $25 a week.  Just to escape lunch-line food that is served every day.

I’m not so willing to spend $25 a week on food, when the school food is offered free of charge.  If only the majority of school food was actually edible, it would be a win-win situation. .

What are your thoughts on school food?  What is a normal meal for you at school?

March 23, 2010 Posted by | Random | Leave a comment