Sentinel School Zone
1:49 PM EDT, May 28, 2013
A chef from Universal City Walk is getting public school kids to eat quinoa.
The "Keen What Wrap?." which is made of quinoa, yellow and red peppers and hummus, was served to Camelot Elementary School students with positive results on Friday as part of the third annual Chefs Move to Schools event. The intiative pairs restaurant chefs with schools to create healthy, palatable school lunches that meet federal meal guidelines. Is it backed by First Lady Michelle Obama.
For the past three months, volunteer chefs from Universal City Walk, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Nestle Corporate, and Platters for You Catering partnered with five Orange County school cafeteria food managers to create menu items with the help of students taste testers at their schools.
Each school introduced their new food item at recent end-of-the-year school celebration.
This year’s batch of new recipes includes:
- “Funfetti Chicken” (Caribbean theme with mango, edamame and guacamole)
- “Kung Fu Orange Noodle Bowl” (Asian theme with zesty orange sauce and edamame beans)
- “Chicken Chili Plate” (Mexican theme with cannellini and kidney beans and spices including cumin, oregano and chili powder)
- “Avocado Burger Sliders” (Latin-style burgers with avocado cream sauce and red onions)
- “Keen What Wrap?” (quinoa, yellow and red peppers and hummus)
- “Food Truck Sliders” (shredded beef in sweet and sour sauce topped with coleslaw).
The Mediterranean wrap served at Camelot was created by Universal City Walk Chef Ed Colleran and Camelot Elementary School’s Food Manager Amy Voorhies.
“The Chefs Move to Schools initiative going more school-based has been embraced by OCPS food managers and students this year. They are learning more and taking the initiative to a new level,” said Lora Gilbert, OCPS Food & Nutrition Services senior director.
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