Meals are planned by the Director and Assistant Director of Food and Nutrition Services, both of whom are dietitians, and with the input of each school kitchen manager. Current USDA School Nutrition guidelines are followed. Foods and beverages offered in the cafeteria serving areas also follow the guidelines listed in the district's wellness policy. To access this policy, select District Policies under the About 191 tab on the district's homepage. Menus are subject to change without notice.
Federal Regulations for the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs changed significantly during the 2012-13 school year. School cafeterias must meet new federal nutrition standards for school meals, ensuring that meals are healthy, well-balanced and provide students the nutrition they need to succeed at school. School meals offer students low-fat milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins and whole grains, and they must meet strict limits on saturated fat and portion size. New school lunch additional standards require:
- Age-appropriate calorie limits
- Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students must take at least one 1/2 cup serving of fruit or vegetables with their lunch meal)
- 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
We’re always working to offer students healthier and tastier choices.
School meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families too! Now is a great time to encourage your kids to choose school meals!
Products have been prepared in district kitchens or food production areas where milk, eggs, soy beans, tree nuts and peanuts are used. If you have questions about specific food products, please contact the kitchen manager where your student attends or contact the district food service office.
To get more facts about school meals visit www.TrayTalk.org.
Click the links below to view the new changes and to read how the school day just got healthier.
Current and New Meal Pattern Requirements
Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act Breakfast Meal Pattern
Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act Lunch Meal Pattern
Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act Vegetable Sub Groups
School Day Just Got Healthier
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