A superintendent of Nebraska High School has apologized for a lunch rumskock served kangaroo meat to students without their knowledge.…
A superintendent of Nebraska High School has apologized for a lunch rumskock served kangaroo meat to students without their knowledge.
In a letter released to parents on October 17, Superintendent Mike Williams was in Potter-Dix School District in Potter, Neb. Provided that Chef Kevin Frei had served “Chicken Chicken Mixed with Beef” in chili for students for lunch. The lunch containing kangaroo meat was served on October 10th.
According to Williams, Frei said that he added the exotic meat to his nutritional value, “because it is a very lean meat”.
Associated Press reported Thursday that Frei no longer works for the school district. No further information was provided about Frei’s resignation and Williams has refused a request for comment.
“I do not think kangaroo meat is unhealthy or dangerous,” writes Williams. “But it is undoubtedly not a regular staple of our diet and will not do any other non-fussy foods, be part of the Potter-Dix meal program.”
Williams has promised that the school will not serve food of this kind again.
“If a family wants to eat exotic foods, they can do it on their own ̵
1; not at school,” wrote Williams in his letter. “If we would have food or ingredients that are common, they should be listed on the menu so that the students and the families are aware of what they would be served. We will never serve food of this nature again. Period.”
According to The Independent, is kangaroo meat high in protein and low in fat. Kangaroo meat can also have many environmental benefits compared to other more traditional meat such as beef. Consuming kangaroo meat is common in Australia, as well as in France and Germany.
Williams also said “anxiety and injury” caused by the chef’s decision.