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Well balanced and nutritional meals are planned daily. Meal pricing offers students a complete meal with a wide variety of choices to meet the needs of the age groups served.
Meals consist of components or units. Entrées consist of 2 components (In general a protein or meat and grain combination). A colorful selection of vegetables and fruits are considered 1 component each, with 2 offered with lunch and 1 with breakfast. Milk is 1 component. The total number of components offered at lunch is 5. A Complete Lunch includes a choice of entrees, a colorful selection of vegetables, fruits, juices, bread or grains, and milk.
*Students must choose at least 3 of the 5 components offered with at least one serving of a fruit or vegetable to receive the meal pricing.
*If a student takes anything less than 3 components and a fruit or vegetable is not chosen ala carte prices will be charged and this will most likely result in a higher cost to the student. A Complete Breakfast includes a hot or cold breakfast entrée, fruit or juice, and milk. Students must choose a total of 3 of the 4 components offered to receive meal pricing.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING FOOD/BEVERAGES
All food on campus is selected using the highest standards and meet the USDA requirements for school meals.
· Meals are planned to meet the new standards that include each week an offering of dark green, orange/red, starchy, legumes, and other vegetables.
· Half of all breads and grains must be whole-grain rich.
· Larger portions of fruits and vegetables will be offered to students based on the grade level served.
· All milk is non-fat and if offered in both plain and flavors.