By: Anna Kidney
The middle school is having a change in their lunches. The cafeteria is trying out different food varieties to widen the kids range of food choices. Mrs. Gina Sawma, nutritionist for the Fort Thomas Independent Schools, plans out all the meals that the kids will eat. Mrs. Sawma said, “I started mixing up the varieties of our food because I want to give you many choices and I like to offer items I hope you will like and then I will put them on the menu if it’s a big seller.” A new food Mrs. Sawma is trying out on the middle school menu is a pretzel dog, which is a Bavarian soft pretzel with a hotdog wrapped and baked inside. Some other new things that Mrs. Sawma is trying out is a turkey bacon club sandwich on a Ciabatta bun and an individual deep dish cheese pizza. Makenna Abner, eighth grader, said, “I really enjoyed trying the individual cheese pizza, because I thought it was different than most pizzas and it was a cool lunch to have.” Since the middle school lunches are not funded by the state the middle school doesn’t have to follow most of the nutrient rules as strictly and it makes it easier for Mrs. Sawma to pick different foods for the kids to try. “I get lots of ideas and new products or I find new recipes I want to try. It is always fun trying something new and hoping you all will like it!” said Mrs. Sawma.