Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What's for Lunch: Salad Alternate

By Ed Bruske
aka The Slow Cook

D.C. schools could sure use salad bars. What kids see now are these mixed salads served as an alternative to the main entree. Often they come with slices of chicken breast. This is a pretty fine looking salad, don't you think? Lots of fresh romaine lettuce in there.

Not many of the kids choose the salad. But some do. "I just like salad," one girl told me. The teachers, who don't typically eat from the cafeteria line, are sometimes tempted by the salads as well. "For $1.50, it's a great buy!" said one.

Enjoy the low price. Under a provision of Congress' recent re-authorization of the school lunch program, prices will start going up soon to at least cover the cost of making the meals.

1 comment:

  1. It is nice that they are giving an alternative to the entree, but a salad bar could be more useful. It seems like the one in the picture above is lacking in veggies other than those leafy greens and maybe a few shreds of carrots(?).