Meals, food and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines.
We continuously work to improve the quality and nutrition standards of the foods we serve. School meals offer students milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains, and they must meet strict limits on saturated fat and portion size. We are fully compliant with the new healthier US regulations.
· Age-appropriate calorie limits
· Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students must take a fruit OR a vegetable)
· A variety of vegetables, including dark green, red/orange vegetables & legumes
· Fat-free or 1% milk (flavored milk must be fat-free)
· More whole grains
· Less sodium
School Meals are Safe
Food safety is one our first and foremost concerns. We have implemented a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Program within the District to reduce the chance of a food-borne illness event. Temperatures of all food products are monitored throughout production and service in the cafeteria.
School Meals are Nutritious
School meals contain 30 percent or less of total calories from fat, less than 10% total calories from saturated fat, 35% sugar and contain at least one third of the RDAs for protein, Vitamins A and C, Iron, Calcium and calories.
School Meals are Balanced.
Every day, students can choose their meals from a variety of fresh fruits and fresh vegetables, whole-grain breads and cereals, lean meats, and low-fat dairy products.
For more information about healthy school meals, visit traytalk.org.