Sunday, September 9, 2012

Thursday, September 6th, & POLL RESULTS!

     What's for lunch Thursday, September 6th?  Hot dog on a bun with french fries and baked beans.  Again, I opted for a different vegetable than french fries.

    Here is a breakdown of what I ate for lunch on Thursday, September 6.
  • 1 hot dog on a white bun
  • 1/2 cup grapes
  • 1 grape juice box..............100 calories
  • 1/2 pint 1% low-fat milk...100 calories
  • 1/2 cup dark green salad
  • 1/2 cup mixed veggies
  • 1 packet ranch dressing/ketchup.....120 calories
     On Thursday the 6th, a hot dog on a bun with baked beans and french fries was served for lunch.  I love french fries more than you can know, but I like them fried to a golden crisp and am quite fond of the ones served at Runza.  The french fries at school, however, are a different story.  I'm not sure how these french fries are cooked, but I can tell you they are not fried to a golden crisp.  They are thick crinkle cut fries, but not like ones I enjoy at Runza.  When I asked three different students the first word they thought of when I told them to describe school french fries, their response was the same--soggy.  Personally, I would rather get a different vegetable and eat it than let the french fries go to waste.  Otherwise, this lunch wasn't too bad.  

     The results from The School Lunches Suck! Blog poll: How much control? are in!!  This week we asked the question, How much control should the Government have over school lunch?  With a total of  78 votes, we had two responses that both received about 33% of the vote.  The winner was 'None at all' with 30 votes, and 2nd place was 'Half as much' with 26.  
Keep it the same.
  7 (8%)
Half as much.
  26 (33%)
1/3 as much.
  15 (19%)
None at all.
  30 (38%)

     The School Lunches Suck! Blog has been receiving a lot of attention recently, as the story in the Beatrice Daily Sun that mentioned the blog was picked up by The Associated Press this Saturday!  Also, watch out tomorrow (Monday) for a quick update about where you can see the blog mentioned on TV!!

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Until next time, stay full!!

1 comment:

  1. Here is what bothers me: if we are worried about what our kids are eating, why are we serving hotdogs? Let's actually make food. Cook real meat. Cook real potatoes. The govt could have the school hire more cooks which would provide more jobs locally and make our kids healthier. 2 birds, 1 stone. With fewer students eating in the cafeteria we are going to have fewer cooks in the kitchen and more microwave and serve type food. Preservatives--Ugh.