Making a School Lunch Program Healthy

Discussion in 'Professional Chefs' started by sabbah, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. sabbah

    sabbah

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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?
     
  2. chefhow

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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. 
     
  3. sabbah

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    Thank You! I signed up!
     
  4. chefhow

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    Glad I could help.
     
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  6. chefbillyb

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    $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.