Healthy Meals at School
The federal government has enacted the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kid's Act of 2010. This legislation is makes adjustments to nutritional requirements for the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program.
While much of the information is still being communicated to schools, U.C.S. food service department is working forward to implementing the new requirements.
Highlighted below is a general summary of changes you will see on the plate:
- Larger portions of vegetables and fruits
- More whole grains
- Leaner entrees with reduced sodium
- More servings of beans & legumes
- More dark green leafy vegetables and orange & yellow vegetables
- Less starchy vegetables served
Meal Selection change A school lunch meal has 5 meal components. Students may take all 5 or they may decline 1-2 meal components, however 1 fruit or vegetable must be selected to be considered a lunch.
Parents, we're in this together
Please talk to your child about nutrition and encourage them to select and eat a variety of foods each day. Healthy habits are learned and last a lifetime. Please contact the Food Service office with questions or concerns 586-797-1180.
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