Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Guess the school lunch food! This is not 'Top Chef'

This is part of what was served our kids today---the remainder was lettuce salad (no dressing) and a very hard whole pear (plastic knives broke when trying to cut it).  Be the first to tell me what this main course, and I'll make an adapted e-book for you on a theme of your choice (appealing for those of you who are in special education). (CHCCS employees and my personal FB friends are not eligible).  If you guess in the comment section, tell me your email, or let me know what you think this 'food' is by emailing speech40@gmail.com.

For the life of me, I can't understand why a company that specializes in school food can't think about both presentation and nutrition when serving children.  Our kids went home hungry today.


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I'm thinking of buying this book. If you are concerned about your kids' lunches at school, you should too!








25 comments:

  1. I think it's beef tips in gravy. It always surprises me when we have parents who eat with their students every day at school and yet no one (as far as I know) hasgone to the top and try to make a change. I've even taken a student tray back because I found mold.
    iwillitryican@gmail.com

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  2. My guess is chipped beef. My (ex-military) dad had a name for this, but it isn't polite. Suffice to say my own kids are brown baggers (even in high school). Bleh. (kurley00@yahoo.com)

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  3. Is it some kind of beef stew? I am so sorry for you and your kiddos! shswindell@aol.com

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  4. My guess was chipped beef too. I suppose it could be some sort of "pulled pork" thing that the kids are supposed to eat on top of the bread, but I think that would have been served with a hamburger bun instead of a slice of "whole wheat" bread (and yes, I'm very deliberate with those 'irony quotes').

    Our school (where my preschool clinic is housed) isn't a whole lot better, but they are trying hard to feature local produce a few times a month, and are slowly slowly working towards improvement.

    (bldrnrpdx (at) aol [dot] com)

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    1. It's not pulled pork. Sorry! The kids were actually served two slices of bread with this so that's a clue. This kid actually ate part of one slice so I didn't take a picture.

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  5. some sort of a teriyaki beef, alewis725@msn.com

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  6. So far all guesses have missed the mark by a long shot. Keep on trying!

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  7. BBQ Chicken? Sloppy joe meat???
    Made the decision when my eldest started school--we'd brown bag; trusted our leftovers lots more! Being friends with school cooks persuaded me. First, didn't like the lack of balance, and now don't like the lack of size. When my son at 12 yr is 5'10"--the portions don't work-and he isn't the tallest either!!

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    1. It's neither BBQ chicken nor sloppy joe. Sorry!

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  8. To me, it looks like a poor attempt at making chili. Looks like there is hamburger grease with beans and it looks disgusting! :) (lyndachick@att.net)

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    1. Thanks for the guess, but it's not correct

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  9. Is that supposed to be some type of peanut butter for the bread? It looks all oily and disgusting. Can't believe anything like that is served for lunch.

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    1. This is the closest answer so far, but needs more

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  10. It looks like it's trying to be brisket for a sandwich

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    1. Thanks for the guess but not correct.

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  11. Apple Butter for the bread? lyndachick@att.net

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  12. Sorry but no. Look at Jen K's answer and elaborate

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  13. Peanut butter and jelly sandwich?

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    1. You just won!!!! This is peanut butter and jelly mixed together---obviously it sat a while, so all of the liquid oozed out. Do you have an email address?

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    2. That looks so unappetizing. My email is linzmat at gmail dot com

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  14. Errrgh!!
    I will never complain about making my children's lunches again! At least I know what is in them, and can make healthy lunches with variety, even if they are just sandwiches. So sorry your school children have to suffer through this. :-(

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