Food Services

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 Pyramid - Tips for Families

Fredrick Prowell
Fredrick Prowell
Food Service Director
New USDA Nutritional Guidelines

The new ChooseMyPlate concept was released this past June 2, 2011 by First Lady Michelle Obama, and the USDA under the leadership of Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture.

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 is easy to quickly and easily identify the proper quantity and types of food you should eat.

ChooseMyPlate
The key components about the new ChooseMyPlate concept is to make sure that half of the plate is full of fruits and vegetables, with a little less than a quarter being lean proteins, the balance being whole grains and your dairy choices should be low fat. It's that easy!

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.
Fruit

The new guidelines focus on 3 key areas:

Balancing Calories
-    Enjoy your food, but eat less
-    Avoid oversized portions
Foods to Increase
 -  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 nutrient rich foods to grow and prevent illness. And your body also needs to move and exercise every day.
Nutrition and Fitness

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.

Let's Move - America's Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids

Join First Lady Michelle Obama, community leaders, teachers, doctors, nurses, moms and dads in a nationwide campaign called "Let's Move" in the important goal of solving the epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation. We need to get moving. Click below to learn more!
Let's Move