Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Monday 5/17: Roast Turkey with Gravy

The menu reads as follows: Roast Turkey with Gravy, Brown Rice Pilaf, Fresh Vegetable, Applesauce

What they got: Roast turkey with gravy, brown rice, Italian vegetable medley, applesauce and milk.

Watching the kids scoff down their brown rice was awesome. Many of them enjoyed the turkey as well, but a lot of them did not even touch their vegetable medley. Again eggplant and zucchini are tough veggies for little kids to like, especially if it's not something as parents we would necessarily give them regularly. Personally I make eggplant every now and then, and my child does not like it very much.

I do think its important that they keep serving fresh vegetables but I also think it's even more important that we encourage the kids to try new things. My hopes are that with the Wellness Committee will come opportunities for kids to try new foods and explore the natural world around them. Coincidentally eggplants are really easy to grow and they come in an array of beautiful colors from pink, green, yellow, white to violet. I do think the kids will get a kick out of growing them and then eating them! 

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