School Lunch Found Guilty!


Lunch Break: No School for Students Today by schoollunchfoundguilty
June 10, 2010, 7:40 am
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FoodTeacherAmy says: Hi Everyone! Students have no school today (teachers do), so there will be no lunch. However, I wanted to share a bit of great news! Earlier this week, I found out I won this Good Egg Project: Back to Breakfast Challenge grant for our school! It was granted to 12 teachers nationwide, and comes from Scholastic and the American Egg Board. It will be put to use during the 2010-11 school year. Woohoo!



Chicken And Rice with Broccoli by khadijaz
June 9, 2010, 2:14 pm
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3/4 Guilty

Khadija and Aysha say: Today the lunch we were served was 3/4 guilty. Why? because the chicken was kind of wet. When our parents make chicken it’s not like that. It tasted like a half-cooked chicken. The rice was pretty good. If there were vegetables in it I can guarantee every one would eat it. It would even be more healthier. The broccoli was disgusting. We expected broccoli like the broccoli we are served in chinese food. The broccoli was really wet. When ever I tried to eat it, it would just fall down. It tasted more like a broccoli that was given to us after 100 years. We know we say we want healthy food! But in this case we are getting encouraged to eat junk food. Why? because the food we eat don’t taste good. Its uncooked, wet, bad, it doesn’t seem healthy. So what are we supposed to eat. We can’t bring food from home everyday. So we are encouraged to say you know what a pack of chips are only $.25 and chips taste much better than school food so im going to buy that. If we were served rice with fresh vegetables who would waste their money on a pack of chips? Noone! So if we are getting food like this we would just eat junk! Every kid would probably decide the same. We know the school food might seem healthy but it should also taste like it and should look it. These food don’t encourage us. Like if you have ever watched the show Jamie Oliver’s food revolution. Jamie goes to a highschool. There he serves a salad with fresh vegetables and almost everyone had a good impression. They  didn’t even mention that we want french fries more than this salad we are getting. Why? Because the salad taste perfect the vegetables were fresh and perfect. Jamie oliver had sure helped them. They were on their way to  become a healthy child. Thats our point!



Special Report: Michelle Obama is the most awesome human on the planet by schoollunchfoundguilty
June 8, 2010, 11:45 am
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FoodTeacherAmy says: We had a half-day today, so instead of reading our usual post, please read this article from the Washington Post. Long story short, it’s about Michelle Obama’s call for professional chefs to get involved in their local schools. I love the fact that this “Chefs Move to Schools” initiative concentrates not only on making lunches healthier, but also fresher and tastier. There has been a lot of focus on the former, without any consideration for the latter, which is a huge mistake. After all, a lunch is only healthy if a kid eats it, so it’s important that we take their youthful taste buds into consideration when we examine their lunches. Encouraging chef-school partnerships is a brilliant way to ensure that food and kids (!) are treated with the respect they deserve. Thank you, Michelle Obama!

For more information on the Chefs Move to Schools program, click here.

So…. NYC chefs… want to adopt our school?                                                                Email us @ playwithyourfood@tywls-astoria.org



ground-beefcorn and-chips by schoollunchfoundguilty
June 7, 2010, 3:07 pm
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half guilty

Mayra says:todays lunch was horrible (except for the chips).I thought today’s lunch was horrible because the meat did not look like it was ready to get eaten. I know it does not look ready because the meat looked pink in the inside, I usually see that the meat is brown and good looking to be eaten. So instead of eating the meat I just ate the chips cause I know it is good to eat. I wish that there was salad because salad is healthy and good. Know I am starving IF ONLY THERE WAS SALAD I WOULD NOT BE STARVING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.:(



Grilled Cheese and Apples w/ Milk by noureens
June 4, 2010, 1:28 pm
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HALF-GUILTY!!! 🙂

 

Noureen and Esme say: Today’s lunch was partly guilty. The apples saved today’s lunch. The cheese was a bit rubbery, but it was OK. The bread, was a bit soggy, and pretty moist, and it tasted better, if your mom made it. 🙂 Also, the apples were really tasty. They had a real sweet, tangy, taste. Have you noticed that the sandwich looks pretty evil? Also, the milk was really cold, and it tasted pretty OK. Most of the time, the school’s milk wasn’t as tasty as it was today. The grilled cheese, was in a moist, wet, soggy, package. But, it tasted OK, like we said before.So, that’s all from Noureen and Esme. Peace Out. 😀



Peanut-Butter and Jelly by khadijaz
June 3, 2010, 2:13 pm
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Half-guilty

Gaby and Khadija say: Today we had Peanut-Butter and Jelly. The bread was dry and it stuck to the peanut butter. The jelly partically stuck out the whole thing. Khadija liked the orange even though it was hard o peel but today it seemed very fresh and good. Thats the kind of fruits we want! Gaby thought the peanut butter was good but there was too much jelly. We couldnt taste the peanut butter. We wish the peanut butter and the jelly was spread equally instead of jelly more than peanut butter but overall we enjoyed it! 🙂



Chicken patty by pwyfoodjamiem
June 2, 2010, 1:04 pm
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Chicken Patty

half-guilty

  Jamie and Misbah say:

    Well, I guess todays lunch was sorta worth it. Everything was very fresh. Chicken patty fat, apple pieces were fresh, and the milk was OK. The chicken patty although looked, from the texture, looked like there was a little too much pink in it. Nobody would’ve gotten it unless they tasted it. Since we usually getn satellite food i’ll give this some credit. It was good for the first time in all the times we had it. 🙂