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Food & Nutrition Service

New USDA Guidelines

 

 

 

 

 

Meals, food and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines.

We continuously work to improve the quality and nutrition standards of the foods we serve. School meals offer students milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains, and they must meet strict limits on saturated fat and portion size. We are fully compliant with the new healthier US regulations.

They include:

  •      Age-appropriate calorie limits
  •      Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students must take a fruit OR a vegetable)
  •      A variety of vegetables, including dark green, red/orange vegetables & legumes
  •      Fat-free or 1% milk (flavored milk must be fat-free)
  •      More whole grains
  •      Less sodium

 

School Meals are Safe
Food safety is one our first and foremost concerns. We have implemented a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Program within the District to reduce the chance of a food-borne illness event. Temperatures of all food products are monitored throughout production and service in the cafeteria.

School Meals are Nutritious
School meals contain 30 percent or less of total calories from fat, less than 10% total calories from saturated fat, 35% sugar and contain at least one third of the RDAs for protein, Vitamins A and C, Iron, Calcium and calories.

School Meals are Balanced.
Every day, students can choose their meals from a variety of fresh fruits and fresh vegetables, whole-grain breads and cereals, lean meats, and low-fat dairy products.

For more information about healthy school meals, visit   Traytalk

 

Fresh Produce Programs

Living in such an agriculturally rich county, there is no reason why our students should not be enjoying fresh fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. According to a region profile, 2 out of every 3 kids are not getting the proper amount of fruits and vegetables. Nutrition Services is determined to provide our students with every opportunity to consume and enjoy fresh produce. Fresh Produce Programs not only improve the type of foods students are eating, but also present opportunities for nutrition education.
   

                                                

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or runded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or Local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Fedreal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:  http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html , and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.  To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail:  US Department of Agriculture
               Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
               1400 Independence Avenue, SW
                Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

(2) fax:   (202) 690-7442;   or

(3) email:  program.intake@usda.gov

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider