Skip to comments.Southeast students served raw onions as snack
Posted on 05/27/2011 8:55:13 AM PDT by La Lydia
No matter how you slice it, the days of milk and cookies are long gone as schools aim to provide students with healthy fruits and vegetables as snacks. But raw onions? That's what several classes of students at Southeast DC's Turner Elementary were fed Tuesday, instead of the zucchini slices the school's food provider, Chartwells, said it would serve as part of a federal initiative to provide healthy food to young learners. When Trevor Rill picked up the snack bags from the cafeteria for his third-grade class, he found bundles of raw scallions... "I asked the cafeteria workers, 'Are you serious?' and they said, 'This is what they sent us,'" said Rill, one of nine City Year corps members assigned to Turner....
Turner Elementary is one of the District's 53 public elementary schools participating in the federal Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. Under the 2008 farm bill, the District received $1.2 million this school year to serve students a vegetable or piece of fruit outside of breakfast and lunch hours. The program is likely to expand to more schools next year as funding increases to $1.7 million.
...Chartwells' executive director and dietician did not return calls from seeking comment.
... Chartwells officials confirmed that the scallions were intended as a lunch ingredient, but because of a mix-up, were packaged as the day's snack....
D.C. Public Schools also acknowledged the incident, saying "school administration took quick action" and that "ultimately students were served apples." As for Chartwells, DCPS "is confident that this was an isolated event," spokeswoman Safiya Simmons said.,,,
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With a good onion dip or gobs ranch dressing not a bad little snack
With a good onion dip or gobs of ranch dressing, not a bad little snack
These are the people edumacating your children!
I love eating raw onion as a snack, but you have to have salt (hooked on it by my Mom)...I doubt the health police would find that acceptable.
Next week, raw potato.
I would have eaten them just so I could have an excellent case of onion breath. And to let the school admin know how much I appreciate them caring about the food I eat I would tell it to them up close and personal.
But the best way of serving them is the way they do them at Outback:
I’m with you on that, the salt is the ticket, lots and lots of salt, my mom was the same way........
Raw veggies with a good blue cheese dip? I’M THERE!
I’ll bring the dip.
(will they be serving cheese&crackers and wine too)
I’d like to see them put the same thing in Michelle’s feed bag.
What do you put on the onion sandwiches?
Fresh scallions dipped in a wee bit of salt are an outstanding snack.
So is a good hotdog smothered in fresh chopped raw onion, a bit of Cleveland Stadium Mustard, and drowned in chili...
...and a beer...
Might cut down on teen pregnancies. Or not.
I didn’t see anything in the story about dressing or dip.
And for the rest of their democrat/sharia ruled lives, a raw deal.
Myself, I prefer just plain old Frenchs mustard on me onion sammiches.
Raw onions and stale acorn bread...just great after walking home 5 miles up hill in the snow....
I buy that sauce they sell at the grocery store as Vidalia Onion Blossom Sauce.
It's actually sold to use on "Bloomin" onions (deep fried).
Works just fine with the raw onions (sweet Vidalias).
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