Schools add new items to menus: Watch the taste test

Watch out, iceberg. Romaine is gaining on you. Tips on buying and storing romaine. Illustrates LETTUCE (category d), by Candy Sagon (c) 2004, The Washington Post. Moved Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004. (MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Julia Ewan.) ORG XMIT: ORG XMIT: MER0705111205175978

Romaine lettuce is a new feature in school cafeterias this year.

The school district is adding some new cuisine to school menus this school year, which starts Monday. The items are meant to reflect the diversity among students and what they eat at home, district officials say.

One difference this year is salads. Romaine lettuce will replace iceberg, to increase nutrition. Here’s how the district’s taste test went:

Here’s the full list:

  • Asian green beans
  • Spanish rice
  • Beef & Bean Fiesta Burrito
  • Italian Sub Combo (Freshly made Sub w/ baked chips)
  • Ham & Cheese Sub Combo (Freshly made Sub w/ baked chips)
  • Turkey & Cheese Sub Combo (Freshly made Sub w/ baked chips)
  • Pepper Jack Mini Cheeseburger Twins
  • Romaine lettuce will replace iceberg lettuce in salads to increase nutritional value

 

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