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Making a School Lunch Program Healthy

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I was recently offered an opportunity to do a 'from scratch' menu for a local school. They only have a 150 kids (approx) at three dollars per kid per meal (breakfast and lunch). They do not have a kitchen, but a local co-op has offered to lease me there commercial kitchen for cheap if I do this. 

 

I am struggling to figure out a way to make a healthy menu at this price point. Any suggestions? Any one have experience with this?

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Contact the Chefs Move to Schools, they are a govt program that can help you out.  I am a member for the town I live in. 

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Thank You! I signed up!

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Glad I could help.

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post #5 of 6

I've been looking at this for work, a residential addiction treatment facility in Calif. Take a look at Harvard's Healthy Eating Plate at http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/what-should-you-eat/pyramid/index.html.

post #6 of 6

$3.00 is a lot for Breakfast & lunch, Salad bar goes over well, Grilled Chicken tenders over brown rice, Fresh fruit, 4 oz grilled Chix breast on a wheat roll, Turkey wraps, Veggie pizza.

 

 

Breakfast S/B cheaper.......Fresh fruit, yogurt with Granola fresh berries ( Make your own Granola) Asst non sugar Cereals, Oatmeal, French toast dippers with maple syrup,

 

We do a Birthday cake day at my little girls school once a month, I see the kids wasting 1/2 of their lunches...........I see some of the 4th and 5th graders getting a big salad off the salad bar, they finish it.

 

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