HPISD Releases Food Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Master

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.)

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5 thoughts on “HPISD Releases Food Nutrition Facts

  • January 6, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Obese, lethargic children are so much easier to manage. Eat up, kids!

  • January 6, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    I feel like we ate really well all through school. I would probably prefer HP cafeteria fare over what I run and get for lunch most days now.

    By the time we got to high school, it seemed we had a lot more choice. I think you could eat pizza everyday if you were inclined, but I think most kids had a broader range of taste than eat that unhealthy.

    I am curious. Does the high school still have open campus lunch?

    (I also noted that the deli meats are mostly boars head products. I doubt most schools offer the same quality.)

  • January 7, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Only seniors have open campus lunch period, my daughter usually comes home.

  • January 9, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    A choice of 10 ice cream/frozen treats every day from 2nd grade on up is a little ridiculous.

  • January 9, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    There did seem to be plenty of dessert options.

    Thanks for the info, Sandy. I was at HP when off campus lunch began. While we appreciated it, and I don’t think there were too many complaints, I never really thought it was the best idea. I think it was conceived due to massive cafeteria overcrowding before they got the new digs.

    The one semester that I didn’t opt for a class instead of a lunch period, I primarily used to visit and take lunch to my grandparents. Being able to assist them like that was really special.


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