APRIL 29, 2010

Students decide what’s for lunch at OES

Mrs. Jageman’s class: Back row (l to r) Wyatt Coil, Bayley Noah, Angela Miller, Alexia Hollibaugh, Audriel Anderson, Raven Sanders, Rhiana Fox and Mrs. Jageman. Middle row, Jarryt Stalnaker, Cameron Ketcherside, Walker Gering, Austin Brashear, Adrienne Perez, Taylor Kelso, Raquel Raff and Hannah Reggear. Front row, Isaac LaFayette, Jaylin Hudson, Isaac Espinosa, Isaac Glaze, Taran Burke, Rika Ilagan and Lexi Schwartz.

   If you could pick your favorite lunch to eat at school, what would it be? Mrs. Jageman, Mrs. Weger and Mrs. D. Wilson’s classes have been busy learning about menu planning. Carmen Griffith, Food Service Director and Linda Harrelson, Orofino Elementary kitchen manager, spent time with the classes talking about nutrition, federal and state requirements, school lunches and how to plan a menu. Great discussion took place about healthy choices and what goes into the menu planning process.

   The students were given a list of the different components, pictures of various food items and a disposable lunch tray to try out their ideas. Not only did they choose the protein, fruit, vegetable, bread/grain and dairy but they also looked at the overall appearance of their meal.

   Each class submitted three difference lunches. Six were chosen and will be served at Orofino Elementary School beginning in May. Linda said, “The kids enjoyed themselves and the feedback from the kids was awesome. It shows that the students care about what they are eating. Some students have approached me and said they have a better understanding of planning a lunch menu.”

   “I was very impressed with their interest in school lunch, what they eat and their ideas and questions,” stated Carmen. “I love having the opportunity to help them understand the lunch program and how it works. I believe educating our students to make healthy choices is the beginning of a healthy and happy life.”

   The following is a list of the food choices the students made for May 3-14: May 3-hamburger, French fries, mixed veggies and oranges; May 4-pepperoni pizza, green salad with garbanzo beans, apple slices and brownie; May 5-taco, baby carrots, kiwi and rice crispy treat; May 6-cook’s choice; May 11-barbecue pork on a wheat bun, macaroni salad, strawberries and yellow cake; May 12-french toast, sausage patty, hash browns and applesauce-warm; May 13-corn dogs, wedges, grapes and a cookie and May 14-cook’s choice.

Back row (l to r) Haeley Damron, Sarah Walker, Cynthia Guitron and Drew Blimka. Front row, Dillan Davis and Michael Lee.

Mrs. D. Wilson’s class: Top photo, back row (l to r) Cassidy Campbell, Josie Hueth, Camille Cook and Cody Fletcher. Front row, Kyle Kitchen, Kristian Perez and Gavin Dunaway.

Back row (l to r) Rachel Lee, Mercedes Hernandez, Krystal Schwartz and Garrison Bretz. Front row, Olivia Reynolds, Jarrett Walker and Dashielle Tyler.

These Orofino Elementary School fifth grade students participated in planning two week’s of the May hot lunch menu at the school. They include: Mrs. Weger’s class: Back row (l to r) Nathan Griffin, Hope Hood, Weston Kitchen, Tyler Kirby and Kross Challinor. Front row, Nathan Norton, Brandon Tillson, Casey Wadholm, John Popoff and Shyanne Hurley.