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Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55983 posts
7th Mar '13
Quoting Mrs.DamonSalvatore:" Id really like to know why they would serve catfish of all kinds of fish to young children (k4) it's ... [snip!] ... to have to ask what's being served for lunch from now on so i can send him with a lunch on those days they are serving catfish"


It isn't "extremely" high in mercury and it isn't "greasy" unless prepared that way. I think you are over reacting a tad on this.

♡Makeup Addiction♡ 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Milwaukee, WI, United States 4546 posts
7th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Amberchik78:</b>" Dude. At least its not trips or liver or spaghetti o's. And its not like there is that much mercury in it, catfish is on the "safe" list for pregnant women"</blockquote>




When i was pregnant catfish was on the no list,my son hours to milwaukee public schools so they usually sends one home but they haven't been sending stuff home and when i ask they never have any. I'm so glad I'm switching him to private school next school year there's a private school right around the corner from my house

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
7th Mar '13
Quoting My Lil' Monsters:" My kids school stopped sending home the menu to save paper. Catfish though is a really odd choice of ... [snip!] ... what about children like my son who is allergic to fish and shell fish and other water related edibles (octopus, squid, etc)?"


Why is catfish an odd choice?



It would be impossible to accommodate for every child's allergy. They would have to serve tofu every day. Come on guys, be realistic. :?

Sweet Little Lies TTC since Dec 2013; 2 kids; Deception, WI, United States 3597 posts
status 7th Mar '13
Quoting Dovahkiin:" Why is catfish an odd choice? It would be impossible to accommodate for every child's allergy. They would have to serve tofu every day. Come on guys, be realistic. :?"

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JΔS Georgia 74481 posts
7th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs.DamonSalvatore:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Amberchik78:</b>" Dude. At least its not trips or liver or spaghetti ... [snip!] ... I'm so glad I'm switching him to private school next school year there's a private school right around the corner from my house"</blockquote>




It was on my safe list both in America and Germany. It's fine in moderation, just like tuna.

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55983 posts
7th Mar '13
Quoting My Lil' Monsters:" My kids school stopped sending home the menu to save paper. Catfish though is a really odd choice of ... [snip!] ... what about children like my son who is allergic to fish and shell fish and other water related edibles (octopus, squid, etc)?"


Fresh water fish allergies are near nonexistent. Shell fish is NEVER served in schools because of allergies. Neither are nut products. If a child has food allergies it is disclosed on their enrollment paperwork and considered in the schools dietary plans. If a child did have an allergy to a fresh water fish, they wouldn't ever prepare it on site because the smallest amount could cause a reaction.

♡Makeup Addiction♡ 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Milwaukee, WI, United States 4546 posts
7th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Not tellin:</b>" It isn't "extremely" high in mercury and it isn't "greasy" unless prepared that way. I think you are over reacting a tad on this."</blockquote>




In the past 20yrs MPS has never served it for lunch it was always a white fish served.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
7th Mar '13
Quoting Mrs.DamonSalvatore:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Amberchik78:</b>" Dude. At least its not trips or liver or spaghetti ... [snip!] ... I'm so glad I'm switching him to private school next school year there's a private school right around the corner from my house"


You will get even weirder things served at lunch at a private school, IF they serve lunch at all, because they aren't federally funded.

......... nowhere, NW, United States 25972 posts
7th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Dovahkiin:</b>" Why is catfish an odd choice? It would be impossible to accommodate for every child's allergy. They would have to serve tofu every day. Come on guys, be realistic. :?"</blockquote>




Yup.

That girl Amber +2 2 kids; California 6981 posts
7th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs.DamonSalvatore:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Amberchik78:</b>" Dude. At least its not trips or liver or spaghetti ... [snip!] ... I'm so glad I'm switching him to private school next school year there's a private school right around the corner from my house"</blockquote>



Theres like 4 fish you cant eat, and cat fish is not one of them. Google it.

Bri + 1.5 <3 Due October 20 (girl); 1 child; Florida 4350 posts
7th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting [Doe Eyed Dirty Lurker]:</b>" I don't know how your school works but ours always had at least 2 options and the menu for the week was always in the paper and on the schools website. And I went to a broke ass country school lol."</blockquote>




This is how I remember it as well.

JΔS Georgia 74481 posts
7th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs.DamonSalvatore:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Not tellin:</b>" It isn't "extremely" high in mercury and it ... [snip!] ... a tad on this."</blockquote> In the past 20yrs MPS has never served it for lunch it was always a white fish served."</blockquote>




Catfish isn't unhealthy so....I don't understand why you are mad.

Captain Obvious 2 kids; Havana, Cuba 25634 posts
7th Mar '13
Quoting [Doe Eyed Dirty Lurker]:" I don't know how your school works but ours always had at least 2 options and the menu for the week was always in the paper and on the schools website. And I went to a broke ass country school lol."


it's usually on the news here too.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
7th Mar '13
Quoting LEGENDARY JAS ♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs.DamonSalvatore:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... it was always a white fish served."</blockquote> Catfish isn't unhealthy so....I don't understand why you are mad."


She thinks it's "gross."

[Doe Eyed Dirty Lurker] ; 18 kids; noneya, TN, United States 3245 posts
7th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Not tellin:</b>" Fresh water fish allergies are near nonexistent. Shell fish is NEVER served in schools because of allergies. ... [snip!] ... an allergy to a fresh water fish, they wouldn't ever prepare it on site because the smallest amount could cause a reaction. "</blockquote>



The school I went to offers uncrustable pbj sandwiches at least once a week...I didn't know it wasn't normal to offer nut products. Makes sense though.