Category : CCSD
Cherokee County School District cafeterias are featuring some new menu items this month, giving students and staff more variety and tastier fare for their trays. Middle and high school cafeterias have added Asian chicken bowls, popcorn chicken bowls, Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, and “breakfast for lunch.” Cafeterias will also have “game day” menus on Fridays, with items like chicken finger baskets, bacon cheeseburgers, and chili dogs. Fruit smoothies also have been added, in various fruit and ice flavor combinations.
Elementary cafeterias have added oven fried chicken, Chicken Alfredo and ravioli to the menus. Elementary schools also added a new fruit to the menus during September, with the addition of pluots—a combination of a plum and an apricot. The round, purplish pink fruits have been promoted as “dinosaur eggs” and were well received by the K-5 lunch crowd.
Breakfast and lunch menus for all schools can be viewed online at http://cherokeek12.net/schoolnutrition/menus/
Cover photo: School Nutrition Supervisor Tina Farmer; the new Asian chicken bowl entrée; and Arnold Mill fourth-grader Trenton Elario tries a pluot. A friend asked Trenton if he was eating an apple. Trenton said, “It’s not an apple, but whatever it is, it’s good!”