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Video: Pilot Lunch Program Introduces More School Meals Made From Scratch

Posted by Devin Felix on 28 February, 2020

In the coming months, students at four ISD elementary schools will see more meals made from scratch by their schools’ nutrition staff on their school lunch trays.

The District’s Food Service Department will launch a “scratch cooking” pilot program at Clark, Issaquah Valley, Sunny Hills and Sunset elementary schools this spring. Beginning March 11, each of those schools will start providing seven new scratch-cooked meals. After testing the new recipes at those schools, the Food Service Department plans to make them available at all elementary schools next school year, and then at secondary schools. The featured recipes are:

  • Roasted tomato soup with cheesy breadstick
  • Chicken fingers with whole grain breadstick
  • Chicken yakisoba
  • Orange chicken with brown rice
  • BBQ pulled chicken sandwich
  • Turkey gravy with roasted red potatoes and whole grain roll
  • Turkey sausage, egg and cheese breakfast slider

The Food Service Department plans every meal to provide the nutrition students need, according to National School Lunch Program standards. The goal of this program is to further increase the quality and value of meals by reducing processed foods and replacing them with more wholesome and local ingredients to offer more freshly made options.