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Friday, October 1, 2010
4:56 PM | | Edit Post
Here's a few things I learned in the cafeteria this week.
- Dependent. We are raising a very dependent generation. I saw third graders just standing at the condiment table this week waiting helpless for someone to come along and put salad dressing on their salad. Seriously? Aren't you 9?
- Hungry. These kids are hungry for all the wrong things. If you only eat the hot dog, You are going to be starving. Why not take a fruit? Why not try the beans? Just because it looks different doesn't make it yucky.
- Ice Tea and Soda. It's okay for some parents to send bottled iced tea and soda with their children to eat with their breakfast. Are you serious? Your kid is in the 2nd grade and you are teaching them to drink a Mt. Dew with their cinnamon rolls. NOT ALLOWED. Keep your high fructose corn syrup at home.
- Reimbursable meals. I'm certain that even if I work in the cafeteria for many years I will never understand the government guidelines that regulate meals. How is it possible that a student can just take a side salad and a pbj? What about milk? Shouldn't that be required for all those not allergic?
- Soy. This little ingredient is going to be the death of me. This week we found it in hot dog buns, bread, saltines, chicken nuggets, spaghetti shells, and processed government eggs. Makes you wonder what else we are eating doesn't it?
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