Day 88 – Just say Cheese!

Toasted Cheese Sandwich or Lasagna today.  More kids chose the Toasted Cheese, although a lot of kids choose it, but they end up not eating it.

Toasted Cheese….

Parmesan Lasagna….

Chips, fries, and a milk. That’s all.

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Pink nails and green edamame!

So, if you don’t want a cheese sandwich, how about a lasagna?

Milk count today:  8 white, 8 chocolate




9 thoughts on “Day 88 – Just say Cheese!

  1. I was trying to find the nutritional content of the grilled cheese. I found an ingredient list, and found it to be enriched bread, and less that 35% fat…the ingredient list was too long to post here. I was interested in calorie count and sodium,etc… Also, the chips,fries and milk. How can that be counted as a reimbursable meal? Or did they take the entree and dispose of it?

    • I will try and photograph the packaging next time….when I came across the tray with just the chips and fries, I didn’t see an entree, but I’m guessing the student gave it away or tossed it. Usually the staff makes sure that they take an entree, since they are accountable for what leaves through the window.

      • We have some tossing away here too,even amongt jr. High kids. And we have the ones ones that say” what do you mean it’s 1.80 for a slice of pizza, but if I add a milk ,fruit or veg ( or all 3) it’s free?” you know they are going to toss everything but that pizza but you have to make sure take it anyway.

        • That just does not make any sense to me, to have them take what they do not want!! Such waste!! By the way, since we had Grilled Cheese today I wanted to take a picture of the Nutritional Information on the packaging, but there was none to be found!!! There was absolutely nothing except “Hot off the Grill” on the package….I thought it is a law to have that nutrition info on the wrapper?!

          • I researched a little, and found the company. And went to their site. No nutritionals. I did find it thru a different site though. 323 calories,12.8 grams fat (6.8gms sat fat ). 2.79 gms fiber and 812mgs sodium. There’s more but we get a good pic from that. Here are the ingredients:
            “Whole grain bread: water, whole wheat flour, enriched bread flour (bleached wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, Thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), bread base (sugar, soy oil, dextrose, salt, wheat flour, mono & diglycerides, calcium stearoyl lactylate, wheat gluten, calcium sulfate, diacetyl tartanic acid, esters of mono & diglycerides, ammonium sulfate, ethoxylated mono & diglycerides, guar gum, ascorbic acid, monocalcium phosphate, potassium lodite, enzyme, calcium peroxide), sugar, yeast, wheat gluten, calcium proponate (preservative). Processed American cheese: reduced fat American cheese (milk, salt, cheese cultures, enzymes), water, nonfat dry milk, whey, cream, sodium citrate, salt, sorbic acid (added as a preservative), soy lecithin (non-sticking agent), APO carotenal (if colored). Soybean oil. THIS PRODUCT MAY CONTAIN COMMODITY CHEESE DONATED BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.

          • WOW! That is quite a list of ingredients!! My favorite is the “commodity cheese” donated by the USDA….how bizarre is that??!!! Thanks Linda for tracking this info down. Fascinating!! I think I need to digest all of this info…it really is quite shocking!

      • I think both are local suppliers. The company is out of CA.You would be surprised at how widespread distribution can be. I found an article about the toasted cheese being served in Washington DC schools,which led me to believe that they must have distribution centers nationwide. I. I could be wrong though.

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