New Lunch Guidelines
Our school lunch program meets new federal nutrition standards that began this year. These standards ensure meals are healthy and well-balanced, and provide students the nutrition they need to succeed in school.
As in the past, school meals continue to offer students milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins, and grains, and they meet strict limits on saturated fat and portion size. This year, school lunches meet additional standards requiring:
- Age-appropriate calorie limits
- Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students must take at least one serving of produce before they sit down with their tray)
- A wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes
- Fat-free or 1% milk (flavored milk must be fat-free)
- More whole grains
- Less sodium
Our lunch program continues to be a great value and a huge convenience for busy families. The cost of an elementary school lunch is $2.50; middle school and high school lunches are $2.75.
Also take note that the lunch program is now using Skyward software. The software operates in real time, so when a purchase is made, the money immediately comes out of the account each family set up. Your lunch account balance and activity can be checked through Family Access.
You may also submit a free and reduced price meal application on-line through Family Access, anytime throughout the school year.
If you have any questions, send me an email or call 495-7101.
Food Service Director