Oct
10
2012
Deborah Taylor, RD/LD
Posted by Deborah Taylor, RD/LD @ 1:30:PM

National School Lunch Week is October 15-19.  Here in Oklahoma, that’s our Fall Break!  No way am I going to waste a perfectly good marketing plan on Fall Break!  So here in Shawnee we are celebrating National School Lunch Week October 22 – 26. 

This year, school districts all over the nation are celebrating all the scratch cooking still being done at schools.  In Shawnee, we’re featuring Chicken and Rice, Lunch Lady Chili, Spaghetti & Meatsauce, and a new recipe, Hawaiian Pleasure Burger.  Whole wheat rolls and cornbread give kids more of the whole grains they need.  We still make meatloaf and mashed potatoes!  Farm to School veggies and fruit round out the menus. 

It always tickles me when folks say that schools just don’t cook anymore.  I just invite them to come out at 10:00 in the morning and watch the ladies “not cook.”   Do you have four friends who could prepare 400 meals in less than three hours?  Lunch ladies are pretty amazing!!

Deborah Taylor, RD/LD, SNS, Director of School Nutrition Services, Shawnee Public Schools, Shawnee, OK

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