Halloween Haunting: School Chicken Lunch with 100+ Ingredients

6-Piece Chicken Dunks:  Provided by Oscar Mayer, Kraft, Absopure, Kool-AID, Pringles, Hershey’s

Label ingredients from the box given to the student:

Water:  Spring Water
Fully cooked breaded nugget:  shaped chicken patties-(Nugget shaped chicken patties):
Patties:  white chicken, water, potassium lactate, potassium lactate,  modified corn starch, contains less than 2% of salt, potassium chloride, dextrose, sodium phosphates, carrageenan, sodium diacetate, lemon juice solids, flavor.  Breading:  wheat flour, destrose, yellow corn flour, modified corn starch, wheat gluten, egg whites, whey (from milk), spices, caramel color, salt, paprika (color), onion powder, extractive of paprika, celery seed extract  Batter:  bleached wheat flour, food starch-modified, yellow corn flour, dextrose, flavor, garlic powder, extractives of paprika, MSG, caramel color  Seasoning blend:  enriched wheat flour, enriched with niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid, enriched bleached wheat flour (bleached wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), tapioca dextrin, modified corn starch, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, soybean oil (as a processing aid), spices, spice extractive, extractives of celery seed (browned in soybean oil).  Contains wheat, eggs, milk  Ranch Dipping Sauce: water, soybean oil, corn syrup, distilled vinegar, cultured buttermilk (nonfat milk solids, culture), egg yolks, food starch (modified), sugar, salt, whey protein concentrate, parmasean cheese (pasteurized, part skim milk, cheese culture, salt, enzymes), buttermilk powder, romano cheese, (pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt enzymes), xantham gum, potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate (preservatives), lactic acid, propylene glycol, alginate, garlic powder, onion powder, disodium inosinate,  and disodium guanylate, sodium acid sulfate, spices (contains celery seed), phosphoric acid, polysorbate 60, calcium disodium EDTA (protect flavor), natural flavor.  Contains eggs, milk  Barbecue Sauce:  high fructose corn syrup, vinegar, tomato paste, water, molasses, apple cider vinegar, modified corn starch, salt, contains less than 2% hickory smoke flavor, mustard flour, dried garlic, potassium sorbate (to preserve freshness), spice, dried onions, paprika, caramel color Potato Crisps:  dried potatoes, vegetable oil (contains one or more of the following:  corn oil, cottonseed oil, soybean oil, and/or sunflower oil), corn flour, wheat starch, maltodextrin, salt, rice flour, and dextrose.  Contains wheat, milk  Chocolate Kisses:  milk chocolate (cane sugar, milk chocolate, cocoa butter, milk fat, soy lecithin, natural flavor.  Contains milk soy Tropical Punch Artifical Flavored Soft Drink Mix:   sugar, fructose, citric acid (provides tartness), contains less than 2% of natural and artificial flavor, ascorbic acid (vitamin c), vitamin E, acetate, calcium phosphate (prevents caking), acesulfame potassium, and sucralose (sweetener), artificial color, red 40, blue1, BHA (preserves freshness).

This “artificial” lunch is full of chemicals, colors, flavorings, and preservatives concocted in food labs.  Here is my idea for school lunch ingredients:  organic chicken from a whole cooked chicken, gravy made with chicken drippings, flour, butter, salt, milk, baked potato with real butter and raw cheddar cheese, grass fed cow milk, and a side green salad with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.  Simple, nutritive, real food that is delicious!

“How do we make the change?”  Joel Salatin  http://www.polyfaces.com/trailer-english/

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