Food for Thought: Students Pick Pickles, Pickled Peppers and More!

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By Patti Rigby, Carbon School District Child Nutrition Director

Our students love dill pickles, pickled beets, pickled pepper rings and jalapeños!

These are all frequently served on our condiment bars. Students add them to sandwiches, burgers or as a side serving.

We tried serving beets that were not pickled to reduce sodium but ended up discarding the majority of it. Students will only eat what they like and the wasted food tells us their preferences loud and clear.

We retooled our menus to offer the students what they will eat and still be within the sodium limits.

The jalapeños are only offered in middle and secondary schools but the elementary kids enjoy the yellow pepper rings, beets and pickles the most.   

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