Students spend a great amount of time at school attending lessons and gathering knowledge on different subjects and life in general. During that time, they are taken care of. They are engaged in fun activities, get breaks from learning, and of course, are supposed to have lunch that would give them the energy for the day.
But what are our kids served in the educational institutions? A photo of a school lunch that was posted on Facebook and took the Internet by storm raised the question of the quality of food students are offered. After Daily Mail shared the story behind the photo, local TV station WJACTV picked it up and it really became a viral sensation.
When you take a look at what’s on the plate, it may take you a couple of minutes to even figure out what it is. It’s definitely not appealing and doesn’t look delicious as spots of grease are visible on the surface.
After the local outlets contacted the school and the superintendent of the school district of the area, Dr. Luke Lansberry, he took a stand that what was supposed to be a hamburger didn’t really look that bad. He said the school staff cooked it on a higher temperature than they were supposed to, otherwise, it was a nice lunch.
“Food service workers cooked the hamburgers at 170 degrees, when typically they are only required to cook at 155 degrees,” Lansberry said to WAJC TV.
“There’s a pretty good chance that hamburger was overcooked and a lot of the internal ingredients surfaced from that level of heat.”
Although he claims the hamburger wasn’t really that bad, and the school staff is doing their best to cook the food the right way, he said he would ask for this type of food to be off the menu in the future.
“Our food service director has contacted the state and told them about the situation and made it clear we will no longer accept that product in the district, just to make sure that we have good quality food,” he said.
What are your thoughts on this? Do you believe the lunch served at school cafeterias meets the standards of healthy food? What are your kids served while at school? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.