by Cassandra Profita
The school lunch menu in the Bend-LaPine School District looks more like fine dining under a new program that delivers local seafood to Central Oregon cafeterias.
Menu items include Oregon shrimp salad loaded with tomato, cucumber, cauliflower, a hard-boiled egg, and a lemon wedge, and baked ginger-soy Dover sole served over coconut rice and topped with fresh pineapple salsa.
School district wellness specialist Katrina Wiest said the new dishes have gone over quite well with students.
“Their eyes eyes got big when they saw the shrimp,” she said. “They were like, ‘Shrimp? Really?'”