MIAMI (WSVN) - Chefs at Miami-Dade Public Schools are preparing a delicious and nutritious menu for the upcoming school year.
Superintendent Alberto Carvalho was on hand to present a preview of the menu for the 2016-17 school year. “We brought back chicken wings, alitas de pollo,” he said. “The students were very upset, and teachers, when we took out the fried chicken wings. The difference is, this year, they’re coming back, but they’re not fried. They are baked.”
Another meal that will be served this year is a waffle sandwich, which won a chef a trophy.
More than 50 million meals are served to students each year and school officials are working to ensure quality is a top priority. “Serving good, healthy food is important,” Carvalho said. “That is why we have eliminated trans fats in all of our kitchens. That is why we have forbidden hydrogenated oils in our kitchens. That is why it is absolutely forbidden to deep fry anything in our kitchens. It is baked. It is cooked in a healthy way to provide the very best for our children.”
Outside of the kitchen, students get to eat from a food truck on selected days, adding a little spice to lunchtime, all while maintaining a healthy diet.
The menus change weekly, and for more information on the menu, parents and students can download the Miami-Dade Schools mobile app.
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