Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.
The Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.
Meals, foods, and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students. The entire food service staff is committed to providing healthy, nutritious meals that satisfy even picky eaters.
Lunch menus are available on each school page. Click on your child's school web page. Then click on the lunch menu tab to see what's for lunch.
Food Service Director
New USDA Nutritional Guidelines
The new ChooseMyPlate concept was released this past June 2,
This means that the familiar Food Pyramid is out and the new simpler concept of food on your plate is in. The idea is to make
This simple plate method of meal planning has long been used by dietitians and provides an easily familiar graphic of the dinner plate to help better understand the 2010 Dietary Guidelines of how we should be choosing a healthy diet.
The new guidelines focus on 3 key areas:
- Enjoy your food, but eat less
- Avoid oversized portions
- Make half your plate fruits and vegetables
- Make at least half your grains whole grains
- Switch to fat-free or low fat (1%) milk
Foods to Reduce
- Compare sodium in foods like soup, bread, and frozen meals
and choose the foods with lower numbers
- Drink water instead of sugary drinks
Click out www.ChooseMyPlate.gov to see more info.
Nutrition and Fitness
The winning recipe for a healthy lifestyle includes a combination of both good nutrition and physical activity. Your body needs a variety of
Key things you need to know about leading a healthy lifestyle are:
- Eat a healthy diet that includes fruits, vegetables and whole grain products
- Control portion sizes and never "supersize"
- Get active for at least 60 minutes, five times a week for ages 6-18
- Avoid tobacco and illegal drugs all together
Well-nourished students have higher test scores, increased school attendance, improved concentration, and improved classroom behavior. Students, who are physically fit, sleep better and are better able to handle the physical and emotional challenges that they encounter during the day.
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