As you know, here at Perspectives we are told that we need to live a healthy lifestyle, but do we really abide by this rule?
Besides the fact that we don’t even take physical education, we’re about 88 percent sure the food we are fed at lunch isn’t as healthy as it’s supposed to be. The chicken is greasy, the “turkey” burgers probably aren’t even made of real turkey, and on more than one occasion we’ve had to pick old lettuce off of our sandwiches.
Don’t consider what we’re saying to be actual facts. We’ve never been inside our cafeterias’ kitchen--but that may just be because we don’t have one (a real one at least). Now, we’re not saying these people are feeding us complete nonsense, we just wanna get to the bottom of this so called “healthy lifestyle,” which is why we sat down with Tiffany Roberts, one of our cafeteria employees, for a quick interview.
Tiffany Roberts: Your food is brought over from the Joslin Campus. They cook it for us, and it is delivered on a truck.
Cydne: Where does Joslin get the food from?
Ms. Roberts: Joslin buys the food from an actual grocery store, called Gordon Food Market. So all of the food we serve is store bought, not canned.
Kennedy: So after Joslin delivers the food, what do you guys do with it? How is it kept hot if we don’t have a kitchen?
Ms. Roberts: What we do is we take the food, and we place it in a heating tray. If something we get doesn’t fit in the tray, we put it in a electric heating box, which goes up to 200 degrees.
Cydne: What do you do with leftover food?
Ms. Roberts: Leftover food is thrown away. We are only given one lunch per student, and since some students do not eat lunch only a small amount of lunches are left over, which is not enough for everyone to get seconds.
Kennedy: Lastly, I am sure you are aware of our “healthy lifestyle” policy. What makes our food so much more healthy than the food served at regular public schools?
Ms. Roberts: In a standard public school, they serve foods like pizza, burgers, and nachos every day of the week. We serve foods like lasagna and turkey burgers. They fry their chicken. We bake our chicken and serve it skinless.
So there you have it, folks. Never mind the fact that our food is delivered on a truck, at least it’s not frozen and cooked in hot water the way we suspected it was. Rumors Dismissed!
Turns out our food actually is pretty healthy. Who would have thought?