A Nebraska school cook is in hot water after he served students chili containing a mixture of beef and kangaroo meat.
Kevin Frei said he added the ingredient because it was a lean source of protein. But his choice did not go down well with parents who complained that they didn’t want their children being served “exotic meat.” Some even complained that their kids had felt sick after the meal, despite kangaroo meat not being harmful.
Potter-Drix Public Schools superintendent Mike Williams shared a letter with a few “thoughts on this situation.” “1. If a family wants to eat exotic foods, they can do so on their own time—not at school,” Williams said, according to the letter, which was posted on Facebook. “2. If we were to have food or ingredients that are out of the ordinary, they should be listed on the menu so that the students and families are aware of what they would be being served.
“3. We will no way be serving food of this nature again. Period.”