Lunching with the Superintendent

Edmonds School District Superintendent Nick Brossoit and Community Relations Manager DJ Jakala go through the lunch line.

The Edmonds School District invited local residents to have lunch with Superintendent Nick Brossoit Wednesday and actually sample the fare that the district’s students were being served that day.

The event was part of Brossoit’s regular “Lunch with the Superintendent” program that focuses on a particular issue; the topics of Wednesday’s discussion were the District’s school meals and the “Move 60? activity program.

MLTnews photographer Char Blankenhip was there to capture the action, and also had a chance to do her own review of the day’s school lunch meal, which offered a choice of two entrées: 1) Macho Nachos or 2) Strawberry yogurt and string cheese with Sports Bite cookies.

Blankenship’s report: “The nachos were tasty, warmed nicely, with a proportionate amount of whole grain taco chips, meat, beans and cheese (albeit a fairly small amount of each). The spiciness of the  ground beef and kidney bean mixture was mild, and you could also add salsa and hot sauce if desired. As for a drink, the only choices were water from a pitcher and cartons of 1% white milk or fat free chocolate milk. I chose the chocolate milk and found myself wishing it was at least 2%. All in all, the nacho choice, rather than the yogurt/string cheese/cookie option, was not satisfying in the filling-me-up sense, but did make for a pleasant lunch.”

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