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Upshur County School Cooks Learn New, Exciting Recipes
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on October 08, 2012 @ 7:33PM
Created on October 08, 2012 @ 6:42PM
Starting this year, all schools across the country were required to change their meals to make them healthier. A lot of fruits, vegetables, and homemade items now make up school lunches. The new standards mean local cooks had to change the way they make their food.  Upshur County Schools held cooking lessons for their workers on Monday to cover these changes.

Cooks have already started using new techniques to prepare the food, but on Monday they learned ways to be creative with adding more nutritious items to the mix.  Several cooks had gone to a training seminar a few months ago, and they were teaching the rest of the staff what they learned. All of them got lessons on how to make things like spaghetti sauce and steak hoagies from scratch.
They also subtly added vegetables to their foods so that kids would get an extra serving without tasting any of it. The hope of this training is to get kids excited about lunch without compromising their nutrition. They'll start using the new meals next month.

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Oct 09, 2012 at 12:16 PM
I would like to see the school staff (including the cooks)eating their lunch at scool too. They would have an opportunity to taste what the children will be eating.....I would bet this will be treated like ObamaCare. Good for the children, but not for those who decided this would be best. I believe a lot more food will be wasted.
Oct 09, 2012 at 6:49 AM
I see lots of 'cold lunches' happening now. Kids are not going to eat mainly vegetables and salads. These adults didn't when they were kids and these are no different. Forcing people to do something never works. Unless parents bring them up from the start eating healthy, they will just not eat at school. Thus, the students will be hungry, the won't retain their studies in class, and thus the grades will deteriorate even moreso. Too many on the left think they have a right to control others. Well, they don't and they'll see just as other states' schools are seeing. People are not animals, they won't be 'controlled.'
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