This has been an issue for me since my son started Kindergarten. And my annoyance escalated this past week when I went to eat lunch with him at school. I had packed his lunch for him because after I announced that they were having beef-n-noodles he shouted, “Pack!” But imagine my surprise when the lunch tray I was handed included the following: beef-n-noodles (heavy on the noodles, not so heavy on the beef), mashed potatoes, and a toasted cheese sandwich. What??? Can we say carb overload? I know they consider mashed potatoes a vegetable but then to add the toasted cheese. I just don’t get it. Oh, I forgot to mention they did have an optional cup of applesauce available. Now I understand how hard it is to feed so many children on a limited budget. I just think some better food choices could be made. Maybe other schools are different, I don’t know. It probably depends on the district. Just wish our kids were given better options.
How does your school rate in the category of school lunches?