Kitchen heroes

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Kitchen heroes

Sara Martinez, Staff Writer

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Feeding fourteen-hundred kids can be tough but these lunch ladies have an amazing time doing what they love the most, cooking.

“We wake up at 5 am, come to the kitchen and start preparing breakfast. We all have different schedules everyday. Some days I cook, some days I wash the vegetables, or some days I clean up. It’s fun to do different things, I don’t get used to doing the same thing over and over again.” Monica Morales said.

Everyone loves Chicken Wednesday, but for these lunch ladies it’s the hardest day of the week.

“On Wednesday we prepare 640 pounds of chicken. We have to unpack and cook 64 boxes of chicken. We sweat and work hard. We usually don’t take breaks. Only lunchtime around 10 am.” Yamileth Santos said.  

Eating healthy is always important. The body needs a variety of the following 5 nutrients : protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals from the food we eat to stay healthy and productive. Protein  is needed to build, maintain and repair muscle, blood, skin and bones and other tissues and organs in the body.

“It’s a good feeling knowing it’s for their health. The food they eat is healthy, I love when they eat vegetables or fruits.” Laura Campos said.

The feeling of being full is so much better than feeling hungry. We can  always thank these lunch ladies for  making our stomach stop growling during class. What’s better than being full? Being happy.

“ Feeds the soul and the heart. I love seeing the kids sitting down and smiling. My goal everyday is to make the kids happy, what I do best.” Sheila Staten said.


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