Who Says School Lunch Has to Be Gross?


Forget Salisbury Steak day or Couscous with Goose (for you "South Park" fans), PC Schools actually have a pretty decent lunch program according to the Utah State Office of Education...


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The Utah State Office of Education has ranked the school lunch menus offered by Park City School District as the best in the state. Scoring 23.5 points out of a total of 26, PCSD topped the next highest district by 2.5 points.

Meals were graded based on nutritional value, variety, and appeal. “This menu was the most impressive of all menus graded,” said the child nutrition specialists at the State Office of Education. They went on to say that “[t]he variety of fresh fruits and vegetables offered is wonderful. The menus were fun and different [and] we did not see a better planned menu.”

Kathleen Britton, Director of Child Nutritional Services for PCSD, credits the successful meals to her passion for providing children with healthy choices while being willing to experiment and try new foods and combinations. Next month she’ll be introducing students in the junior high and high school to a vegetable wrap made with hummus. Hummus is a Middle Eastern dish made from cooked, mashed chickpeas, blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic.

Park City School schools serve nearly 3,500 meals (breakfast and lunch) each school day. Funding for the program comes from the federal government, fees for the meals, and the state tax on liquor sales.