School Lunches Narrative Essay
The lunch menu of Meadow Oaks Academy consists of turkey and noodles, two salads, macaroni and cheese, turkey meat loaf, sloppy Joes, chicken enchiladas, fish sticks, spaghetti of meat sauce, baked chicken, hamburgers, beans of hen, Spanish rice and beef toast, hamburger buns and hot dog buns. Mixed fruits, apples, bananas, peaches, Mandarin oranges and pineapples are the fruits that are provided. They are also provided a variety of vegetables like spinach, broccoli, green peas, baked squash, carrots, sweet potatoes, corn, mashed potatoes etc. as well as mixed vegetables.
In addition to this there is whole milk too in the menu. Achiger Elementary school provides fiesta nachos, pepperoni pizza, chicken tenders, beef and pasta casserole, soft taco, crispy chicken wrap, breaded beef patty, breaded chicken on bun, hamburger, corndog, cheese dippers, fish sticks, toast hamburger buns and hot dog buns. Fruits consist of pineapple chunks, Mandarin oranges, pears, fruit cocktail, chilled peaches and orange slices. Vegetables that are provided to the children are sweet corn, green beans, broccoli of cheese, baby carrots, peas etc.
The milk is strawberry and / or chocolate flavored. Desserts include ice creams, gelatin, apple sauce, frozen fruit treat and cookie. Chips are offered twice a month. After analysis I feel that comparatively, the lunch menu of Meadow Oaks Academy is better than that of Achiger Elementary school. This is because Meadow Oaks Academy pays more attention on the heath and nutrition aspect of the children and this is why the children of that school are not allowed any sweets or food items that are high in sugar.
This school also provides unflavored whole milk whereas the Achiger Elementary school provides strawberry or chocolate flavored milk. It was observed that the chocolate flavored milk is popular amongst the children of the school as a result they are consuming more sugar than the Meadow Oaks Academy. The Achiger Elementary school makes the fruit section a lot more attractive by providing varieties like fruit cocktail, chilled peaches, orange slices etc.
Thus, the Achiger Elementary school scores high in the presentation and variety quotient whereas the Meadow Oaks Academy scores high on the health quotient. It provides ten percent butter in vegetables, and the vegetables are steamed unlike the vegetables of Achiger Elementary school which are canned and frozen. However, the vegetables of Achiger Elementary school do not have any butter at all. It should be noted that main course of both the institutions are more or less on equal level.