Foul, Nasty School Lunch!

A closer look at what school children are eating!

4/21/10

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

4/20/10

 

 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

4/19/10

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

“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

4/16/10

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

4/15/10

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

4/14/10

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

4/13/10

Today’s breakfast menu: Breakfast pizza, fresh fruit cup, and milk.

Breakfast pizza again. Still the same greasy, chewy-ness.  And I did not even look at the fruit cup. Overall rating: 4

Today’s lunch menu: Chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, mixed fruit cup, roll, and milk.

I actually like the schools chicken nuggets.  I just don’t like the fact that we only get five of them.  The macaroni was good and cheesy! The roll was a bit bland, but we got butter with it, which made it taste a lot better.  I love the mixed fruit cups also! Overall rating: 7

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

4/12/10

Today’s breakfast menu: Pancake, sausage, fruit cup, and milk.

The pancake was whole wheat, and was very tasteless… the syrup didn’t even help.  The sausage was good, but absolutely drenched in grease.  (Pictured below.)  Again, the fruit cup remained untouched.  Overall rating: 4

Today’s lunch menu:  Pepperoni pizza, trail mix, “fresh” side salad, and milk.

The pizza was okay, it looked very funny though.  The trail mix was peanuts, raisins, and marshmallows… not my idea of “trail” mix.  The “fresh side salad” consisted of lettuce.  Yes, it was mearly a cup of lettuce.  There wasn’t even any ranch dressing to go with it.  Go figure.  Overall rating: 4

April 13, 2010 Posted by | Breakfast, Lunch | Leave a comment

4/9/10

Today’s breakfast menu:  Steak and cheese biscuit, fruit cup, and milk.

This steak biscuit looked appealing at first, but when I looked closer I realized that there was no bottom to the biscuit.  It was half a biscuit on top of steak and cheese, with no bottom. (Pictured below.)  I didn’t get the fruit cup this time because I never eat them anyways.  I didn’t like the steak as much as I thought I would, it was very bland. Overall rating: 3

Today’s lunch menu:  Chicken sandwich, potato triangle, green beans, orange jello, and milk.

Like the cheeseburgers, I cannot tell you the exact taste of the chicken sandwich because I smother mine in mayonaise and ketchup.  The potato triangle is similar to a hashbrown, and it’s pretty good.  The jello tasted like there wasn’t enough sugar in it, and the green beans were falling apart.  Overall rating: 5

April 13, 2010 Posted by | Breakfast, Lunch | 1 Comment