APS is the First System in Georgia to Offer Sushi!

I am excited to announce that this Monday our nutrition department will offer a new spicy crab sushi roll, a crisp veggie roll and tasty soy pockets to students in some of our APS middle and high schools.

Our executive chef for the district, Justin Gillette, recently held a taste test for the new rolls at Grady High School.  He’s been working with John Stoj, owner and president of Rold Rite Sushi, since early 2013 to determine healthy menu alternatives.  The crab and veggie rolls, as well as the soy pockets were developed just for APS.  This is the first time a Georgia public school system has offered a sushi menu option.

We invited Grady High School students to taste the three offerings and vote on which ones they liked best.  There was so much positive feedback that we will offer all three!

Take a look at my photos from the taste test.  I enjoyed all of the offerings, and I look forward to eventually seeing this menu choice rolled out to all of our schools.

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This is what the sushi offering will look like in the packaging at schools.

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In the packaging, the rolls are perfectly portioned for a healthy diet.  All the sushi offerings are prepared with only brown rice and Japanese mayo, which serves as a preservative that does not require deep refrigeration. Oh and there is no MSG! {Note: Veggie Rolls without soy sauce are gluten free}

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I brought sushi back to the office! Here is Larry Hoskins, head of operations, eating his very first piece of sushi.

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Grady High School was a gracious host. Pictured here is our Grady Teacher of the Year with new principal Mr. Guiney.

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A big thank you to Dr. Hughes, our head of nutrition and Chef Justin for bringing sushi to APS!

Students gave great feedback and voted during the testing.

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While we were there, our students also tried the new mango banana and strawberry banana smoothies. Low on sugar high on taste!

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Nutrition is also “rolling out” new pizza dough. You will find this fancy restaurant style offering in our cafeterias right now.

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Thank you to all of our students and staff for their feedback.

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