You guys want controversy? You got it.
Not really, but I was trying to spice up this post a bit. Anyway, the district released their cafeterias’ nutrition facts today, and they’re about what you expect: salads are good and fried chicken sandwiches are bad. But if people actually paid attention to these kind of numbers, Chick-fil-A would be gone, we’d all eat lettuce all the time, and general unpleasantness would settle over the earth, like a Cormac McCarthy novel.
After a pretty cursory glance over the numbers, the district’s worst food items (calorically speaking) are:
– The Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich (430 calories, 17 grams of fat)
– Chili, no beans (430 calories, 32 grams of fat)
– Mrs. Baird’s Frosted Donuts (430 calories, 28 grams of fat)
So, if your kid likes ditching his chicken sandwich bun for donuts, then dipping his chicken-donut Frankensandwich in chili, HPISD is the place for you!
(Although, in all fairness, these menus look to have plenty of healthy options, more than most districts. My high school’s entree options ranged from french fries to curly fries, with the occasional cheese fries thrown in the mix. A charmed life, until you’re a 325 pound sophomore with a glandular problem.)