Can you guess what this is? I looked at the main course through the plastic and I was like, “What the…”
Today’s menu: chicken “tenders,” bread, fresh carrots, fruit cup
I was so pressed for time today that I didn’t even get a chance to grab the bbq sauce. Luckily I had a small package of honey in my desk and I dipped the tenders/nuggets into the honey. I didn’t have time to eat the bread, carrots, or fruit cup today because I was called to a meeting. I ate the carrots as an after school snack, but by the time I got around to the bread, it was already a little hard on the outside.
One group of kids arrived so, so late to the cafeteria today. I couldn’t believe how late they were and I don’t have a clue what happened. In fact, I thought that they were early for the following lunch period. I happened to be standing by the lunch ladies and one of them muttered, “The kids will only have five minutes to eat now and then they blame us!” If you are a lunch lady, you never get told you are doing a good job, but only get called out when there is a problem. That’s a such a shame for them and for those students too.
The reason I put the word “tenders” in quotes is that it doesn’t look like actual chicken that was breaded, but the same filler as what is inside the nuggets. In case you forgot what is inside chicken nuggets, here’s a reminder. Is getting chicken nuggets off the menu the solution? Or using real chicken in place of the nuggets? Or is that too costly?
Check out what happened in Brazil: Lula’s Legacy Looms As Brazil’s Voters Weigh Choice. The article is about how they reformed school lunch. Here’s one quote — “As of this year, all school lunch programs are required to buy 30 percent of their products from local producers.” Whoa.
Lastly, here is 11 year olf Birke Baehr speaking at TEDx: “What’s wrong with our food system.” I like what he has to say for himself: