HOW SCHOOL MEALS ARE PLANNED
Breakfast and lunch menus are planned in accordance with the USDA guidelines. A registered dietitian along with the menu committee plans each meal with regard to nutrition, food quality and availability. Menus are planned to reflect the preferences of the school and the community to encourage students to eat nutritious meals. Menus, recipes and products are constantly updated to follow the Dietary Guidelines for Americans by:
- Providing 1/3 of the Recommended Daily Allowance for specific food groups as well as 1/3 of calorie needs for each age or grade group for lunch
- Providing 1/4 of the RDA for specific food groups as well as 1/4 of calorie needs for each age or grade group for breakfast
We use grade groups to determine the proper nutrition for our students. The three grade groups are K-5, 6-8 and 9-12. The major difference between the three is the number of calories, number of breads/grains servings, and the amount of protein for each group.
It is the vision of the Food and Nutrition Services Department to provide the opportunity for all students to meet their daily nutritional needs for meals consumed at school. We provide healthy food choices that support the district’s wellness policy.
As America’s children head to the school cafeteria, they’ll find that
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