Are school mealsnutritious? YES!
School meals are healthy meals. They meet science-based, federal nutrition standards limiting unhealthy fat and calories and they offer the right balance of fruits, vegetables, milk, grains and protein with every meal.On July 1, 2012, new federal nutrition standards for school meals went into effect. Under these standards, schools must prepare meals that meet the following requirements:No more than 10 percent of calories can come from saturated fat and schools must eliminate added trans-fat.School meals must meet age-appropriate calorie minimums and maximums.Schools must gradually reduce sodium levels in school meals.Cafeterias must offer larger servings of vegetables and fruit with every school lunch, and children must take at least one serving.
Schools must offer a wide variety of vegetables, including at least a weekly serving of legumes, dark green and red or orange vegetables.Milk must be fat-free or 1% (flavored milk can be 1% or fat-free).How is your school nutrition program working to make healthy meals kid friendly?Children are notoriously selective eaters, but your school nutrition professionals are always working to find new healthy recipes that children are willing to eat.Schools and the food service industry are making student favorites more healthy, such as serving pizza on whole grain bread with low-sodium sauce and low-fat cheese. Students often don’t even notice the difference.Condiments offered are low-fat, low sugar options.
Click here to read additional details on the USDA nutrition standards and guidelines for school meals.
How can you help your child learn healthy habits?Getting involved is easy. Review our menus with your child. Ask questions. Encourage them to try new menu items. Prepare new foods at home. If your child tries new foods frequently at home, they may be more willing to try new foods at school, too. When it comes to food and exercise choices and opportunities, you are their most important influence, role model and advocate.Visit the school cafeteria to make your own observations and eat lunch with your student. We ask you to call the school office the morning you're planning a visit so the kitchen can prepare the appropriate amount for everyone. The visitor lunch price is $ 3.65 and the visitor breakfast price is $ 2.10. You will need to make sure to give your payment on advance to the building Secretaries so that they can make sure that it is entered in the correct account. Our cashiers do not have change.
Last Modified on July 2, 2019