The young daughters of President-Elect Barack Obama will be eating lunches that are healthy and organic at their new school Sidwell-Friends. The lunch menu should be the envy of school cafeterias nationwide. Not only is the food nutritious, it’s stuff kids will actually eat and enjoy. The Obamas are known for eating a lean diet, so it’s possible the quality of food their daughters would be served during the day played a part in their decision.
Sasha Obama, the younger daughter, attends the lower school, where menu items this week included:
- Snacks like zucchini bread or apples and cheese
- French Dip with Au Jus
- Chicken Fajitas
- Spicy Organic Black Bean Tortillas
- Yellow Rice
- Roasted Veggie Melts
- Steamed Broccoli
- Cinnamon Orange Slices
Malia Obama, the oldest daughter, attends the upper school. Her lunch choices were much broader, and included:
- Tomato Basil Soup
- Market Pasta
- Salad du jour
- Organic Spinach Salad
- Philly Cheesesteak
- All Natural Nacho Bar
- Spicy Organic Black Bean Nachos
- Roasted Local Squash
- Organic Baked French Fries
- Pineapple Gratin
Hopefully other schools across the country will take a queue from the lunch menu of the new First Children and work toward incorporating much healthier school lunches, rather than the processed, sodium-rich foods currently being served.
Official Obama family photo via WhiteHouse.gov.
Paparazzi image of Suri Cruise removed out of respect for the privacy of celebrities’ children and in line with Kristin Bell’s #NoKidsPolicy. 3/6/14