City school officials are doing all they can to stop the spread of butter, and they say it's part of their ongoing fight to keep kids healthy.
Education officials say they're constantly working with the Department of Health to reformulate menu items to eliminate trans fats and reduce sodium and calories.
Officials say butter started disappearing from lunchrooms five years ago.
"Our recipes don't call for the use of butter at all," said Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott. "We're very clear about making sure we have healthy food for our students. We have salad bars in over 1,000 of our schools. We've eliminated whole milk, gone to 1 percent skim milk. We've talked about what it means for our students not to be obese. And we're working very hard in putting healthy practices in our menus in place."
The news follows reports that the DOE ordered school kitchen managers to stop ordering butter or face disciplinary action.
Education officials say there's no official ban.