On May 14, Umi Organic yakisoba stir-fry noodles are being served for lunch in all Portland Public Schools. Our yakisoba noodles are made with 50% organic whole grains sourced from Oregon farmers. Kids will enjoy a traditional Japanese meal of fresh roasted cabbage, carrots and noodles in yakisoba sauce, with or without chicken. Yakisoba was first served as part of a Richmond Elementary School Japanese cultural lunch, and it was such a hit with kids that they are bringing it district-wide, partnering with Umi Organic, a Portland-based women owned business. If this lunch is a hit, you may find our noodles as a regular menu item next school year. Please send your kids to eat Umi noodles on May 14. #uminoodleday
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Please send your kids to eat Umi noodles on May 14.
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This yakisoba lunch has been a long time in the making! Some might say since November of last year, when we met Whitney Ellersick, Senior Director of Nutrition Services for PPS. Some might say since Lola first tried yakisoba on her first trip to Japan as a 5th grader. Learn the backstory and find out how you can help us make sure this special lunch happens again.