Changes for School Meals
There will be three different calorie requirement groups: K-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Many of the items on our menu will be the same at all schools, but the portion size will be different for the different groups.
We are limited as to how much meat/protein (cheese, yogurt, etc.) and grains we can offer to students. We have to stay within the specified ranges for each age group. Main entrees may not be as large as they have been in the past, with the difference made up with more vegetables being offered to students. This will take a little creativity to get the students to try more fruits and vegetables.
What we are already doing:
We must offer dark green and orange/red vegetables each week, along with legumes weekly. There must also be a starchy vegetable and vegetables from the 'other' category served weekly. We are working hard on this regulation by serving fresh broccoli, carrots, romaine lettuce, black beans, garbanzo beans, and a variety of other vegetables.
How you can help:
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