Archive | February, 2010

Day 30: pasta

Today’s menu: pasta with meat sauce, breadstick, green beans, orange, milk (not pictured) I really savored the pleasure of a hot meal today. There was something satisfying about eating steaming food and feeling it go down my throat. The weather was crappy and having hot lunch was deeply comforting. Sometimes it just feels good to […]

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I probably could not have taken on this project if I didn’t have a nice long summer break in the middle of the year. I’m looking forward to eating lunches I prepare myself. However… I’m thinking about doing some kind of extension of the project over the summer. I am definitely going to do some […]

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Day 29: cheese pizza

Today’s menu: cheese pizza, pineapple fruit cup, baby carrots, pretzels, milk I was ravenous when I got my lunch. When I sat down to eat the pizza, I tried to tell myself “the french bread version is better than the regular.”  Weirdly, this is the first time I thought the pizza was fantastic! I liked […]

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I’m blogging anonymously because I like my job and getting a paycheck. But I’m still putting my livelihood on the line by speaking up. Why? Because I want to raise awareness about school lunch. It may not be what every child in this country eats, but I believe the meal that I am showing represents […]

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Day 28: hamburger

Today’s menu: hamburger, wheat bun fries, pear, milk Sorry, I can’t figure out how to rotate that second shot (I’m posting by cell phone). I was happy to eat fruit today! Check out the ingredients in the ketchup.

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School Lunch Wish List

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what changes would make school lunch better for students. Here’s what I’ve got so far (I might be shooting for the moon here): 1) Commit to offering pizza only once per month and removing hot dogs from the menu. 2) Offer a piece of fruit at every […]

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Day 27: cheese croissant

Today’s menu: cheese croissant, broccoli, fruit jello, milk (not pictured) Stale. Enough said.

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Day 26: chili

Today’s menu: chili, beans, tortilla chips, icee, milk So…the chili was actually quite good and I ate the beans and chips too. I couldn’t bring myself to eat the icee, but I did force myself to try it. The sweetness was overpowering. I winced. I don’t have a clue how much high fructose corn syrup […]

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