Ohio lunch workers know the values of choosing the lesser of two weevils. They found boll weevil beetles in dry noodles, removed those they could see, and then served the noodles. They did, however, remove the big ones that they could find.
While the Reagan Administration may have counted ketchup as a vegetable, I assume the Ohio schools are not counting weevil beetles as protein.
Parents are not happy, but school officials have noted that the noodles were boiled.
The school fessed up in a letter and the district’s food services director, Phyllis Holsinger, resigned and two other cooks were given five-day, unpaid suspensions.
This will not help dispel many of our memories of “the lunch lady” from our public elementary school cafeterias. However, the clip below shows the superintendent preparing to answer questions from parents:
Source: Washington Post