Today's grossest lunch award goes to...

  1. The young lady with the can of Vienna Sausages and saltines! Some of the "food" the kids bring in kills me...
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  3. by   scuba nurse
  4. by   AdobeRN
    We ate those as kids, right out of the can....so gross....I can still remember the smell...blech. Ranks up there with Spam...another "meat" I will not eat. My grandfather lived with us when I was a kid - he would fry up Spam and eggs just about every morning.

    My husband put together a 72 hour emergency kit for us and threw in a few packages of Spam - I told him he better find something else for us to eat because I don't think I could eat that no matter how hungry I became. We are also starting to plan our meals for a backpack trip in the summer - he had Spam on the list - I told him he better find an alternative for me because I was not going to eat Spam.
  5. by   Rose_Queen
    Be glad it wasn't my best friend in middle school! She mixed everything on the tray into one glob of mush and ate it- napkin, milk carton, and all. At least your student's meal was intended for consumption.
  6. by   WineRN
    We have pizza day which includes "hawaiian lava" which is pineapple with hot sauce. Plus for some crazy reason, our lunch room offers hot sauce packets on this day for the little ones.

    It just smells like puke to me.
  7. by   dakotadenise
    LOL Vienna Sausages where my Favorite lunch to take when I was a kid! I can't count the number of times I cut my finger trying to get that first little bugger out of the can! And I was/am a very picky eater! I tried them again recently as I thought maybe my own little picky eater/lunch packer would like them, but alas, no luck.
  8. by   Jedrnurse
    Don't be dissing saltines!
  9. by   NurseBeans
    Quote from Rose_Queen
    Be glad it wasn't my best friend in middle school! She mixed everything on the tray into one glob of mush and ate it- napkin, milk carton, and all. At least your student's meal was intended for consumption.

    I do admit I was one of those kids that would eat stuff on a dare, but it was always food.
  10. by   foggnm
    I think I'm more surprised at what the cafeteria calls food
  11. by   Rose_Queen
    Quote from foggnm
    I think I'm more surprised at what the cafeteria calls food
    Pizza is a vegetable!
  12. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from MHDNURSE
    The young lady with the can of Vienna Sausages and saltines! Some of the "food" the kids bring in kills me...
    I ate those as a kid, too. My childhood diet consisted of cheap, heavily processed 'foodlike' substances due to my parents' tight household finances.

    Regular meals included ramen noodles, boxed macaroni & cheese dinners, Franco American canned macaroni & cheese, hot dogs, salami sandwiches, and Rice-a-Roni.
  13. by   annabanana2
    I initially missed that this was in the school nurse forum and thought we were talking about hospital food. Reminded me of the short time I was on a stroke unit during nursing school. For the ones with difficulty swallowing who needed pureed food they'd just throw exactly what was for lunch for everyone else in a blender and then in a bowl. Turkey sandwich, peas, orange slices, milk, liquidized, all in a big bowl! It was horrifying. If I ever survived a stroke I know it wouldn't be long before I straight-up starved to death.
  14. by   NurseBeans
    Quote from annabanana2
    I initially missed that this was in the school nurse forum and thought we were talking about hospital food. Reminded me of the short time I was on a stroke unit during nursing school. For the ones with difficulty swallowing who needed pureed food they'd just throw exactly what was for lunch for everyone else in a blender and then in a bowl. Turkey sandwich, peas, orange slices, milk, liquidized, all in a big bowl! It was horrifying. If I ever survived a stroke I know it wouldn't be long before I straight-up starved to death.
    When my husband was still in high school he worked in the kitchen of a large nursing home. He said quite often meals would be going out to the residents and he would realize he forgot the "blends". The kitchen staff would throw whatever they had in a blender and blend it and it usually ended up purple...no explanation why. No one usually ate them anyway but omg...imagine blended bologna.

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