Coming to middle & high school cafeterias Oct. 11: Albondigas con Arroz courtesy of Chartwells’ Global Eats

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AAPS students this week will get a taste of Mexico—literally.

Global Eats, a program of Chartwells, is featuring Mexican food this month. The lunch of the week for middle and high school students on Wednesday, Oct. 11 will be Albondigas con Arroz: chicken meatballs, vine-ripe tomatoes, carrots, peas, and cilantro lime rice.

“We are supporting a different country every month for four months,” said Chartwells spokesperson Sandy Short, explaining that every Wednesday, cafeterias will feature a dish from the featured country at lunch.

This week, the dish is Albondigas con Arroz: chicken meatballs, vine-ripe tomatoes, carrots, peas, and cilantro lime rice.    

“We will feature a dish once a month on a bigger scale at one of our secondary schools,” said Short, explaining that Chartwells staff will pick one of the featured entrees of the week—usually on the menu on Wednesdays—and do a tasting of this dish at a table set up with a small display the day before to e menu for the students to try it early and get excited to have it for lunch the next day as a main dish.  

All schools will have a dish that represents the featured country on their menus while secondary schools will have a bit more elaborate dish than the elementary schools, said Short.  

Next month Huron High School will feature an authentic Italian lunch.

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