Fed Up With School Lunch

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  1. futureteach21

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    This is so neat! Thanks for posting.
     
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    I didn't read the blog and don't plan to, because school lunch is gross enough to look at. My school serves breakfast, too and it is nasty. Honestly, when the kids get stomach aches after break/lunch no one is surpised. At a school I was doing my observations at a year ago, it was required the teacher eat school lunch and model proper behavior. The room I was in the teacher showed me the lunch and said she refused. However, she'd pretend to eat in front of them, move food around and put it in a napkin. She threw it out.
     
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    Great site.
     
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    I actually enjoy eating some of the school's lunches.
     
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    My first two kids went to a charter school. There was a lot wrong with the place, but one thing it did very well was lunch. They simply had it catered by local restaurants on a rotating schedule. Strangely, it cost the same as the school lunches from the District kitchen. Go figure.
     
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    I love, love, love the sausage biscuits served for breakfast a few days a week.

    That's it.

    We used to have a salad bar with fresh fruit, but they shut it down because it wasn't "sanitary". Hmmm.
     
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    Luckily the food at the local school district is at least not gross looking. It's from Sodhexo, the same company who provides the food for the local hospitals.

    It's good.

    I like hospital food, and I like school lunch :p
     
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    Our school lunches have undergone a major overhaul the past few years, thanks to a parent who is a wellness consultant. Our district renovated the kitchen and got rid of all of the fryers. We have nothing with red food dye, all the beef is grass-fed organic beef, every lunch comes with a fresh fruit AND a veg, and there are no sodas.
    Our lunches are $3.00, and actually taste pretty good.
     
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    I would develop a stict allergy/doctor ordered restrictions if I was every REQUIRED to eat school lunch. Yuck! I even brought my own lunch to eat while my class won the "special" lunch award and got to eat at a special table. That is the only time I am required to eat there.
     
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    Those of you who have great lunches are so lucky! At the school I used to work at, the lunch was similar to the ones in the blog. There was one entree I would eat and they rest are so gross I couldn't eat it. The kids even complain!
     
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    Our breakfasts and lunches are generally really good. Most of our staff eats school breakfasts and lunches.
     
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    I'd be surprised if the requirement to eat school lunch was actually in a contract.
     
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    At my school we are required to eat with the students but we don't HAVE to eat the school lunch (there are only a handful of their lunches that I would eat). If we want the lunch it is free but we can also bring our own.
     
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    I love our school lunch. Today we had shrimp gumbo with potato salad and pears. They also had peas but I did not get them because I am allergic. Our lunch is homemade and not pre-packaged. Lunch is $2.00 for teachers. My son's high school is not on the Federal Food Lunch Program and his lunch is very expensive. I write a $50.00 check per week and sometimes have to give him a couple extra dollars on Friday. It is run like a Piccadilly Cafeteria and everything is a' la carte. Most days the food is cooked stews or spaghettis. Sometimes they have food brought in like Chick fil a. Each sandwich is 5.00 (my son eats 2), fries made by the cafeteria staff, and dessert. Chick fil a Day can easily cost $11-12 by the time he gets a PowerAid or 2.
     
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    That is very expensive Chem! Wow!
     
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    I only eat cafeteria lunch on Thanksgiving when our kitchen manager goes all out and all the families come... otherwise, i don't even consider the pathetically pale green broccoli and chili dogs. Apparently cheese sticks (the kind that are on pizza dough) are considered a main course??? It's gross to look at and certainly not healthy. I don't know why the menu hasn't been revamped since I started teaching.
     
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    I was excited when I hit HS and heard the "you are allowed to go out to lunch" line from the principal. Although I can say, the school SANDWICH lunches weren't horrible. There was a boars head cold cut bar … their Italian wraps were awesome. I would never touch the hot dogs, burgers, chicken nuggets, undercooked fries or brown veggies though. I graduated 6 years ago; I'm not sure if things have changed.
     
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    In my HS, nobody was allowed to leave the grounds to eat, because lunch was only 15 minutes.
     
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    Perhaps this is why my kids have brown bagged it.
     
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    I've been in schools that have had excellent lunches. Then I've been in schools that had horrible food - like the one that always piled my tray half full of rubbery french fries regardless of what I ordered.

    One school had really great food but they also had a daily pizza option - so as early as kindergarten kids could eat pizza 5 days a week
     

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