Upshur County School Cooks Learn New, Exciting Recipes
Written by Lindsey Burnworth
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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