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Healthy Changes in Our School Cafeterias!

 

Dear Lenoir City Schools’ families,

 

The last several years, Lenoir City school cafeterias faced new federal nutrition standards for lunch and breakfast meals, ensuring that the meals offered to students contained milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains that met the following guidelines:

  • Portion sizes that met age-appropriate calorie limits
  • Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students must take at least one serving of fruit or vegetable at lunch)
  • A wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes
  • Fat-free or 1% milk (flavored milk must be fat-free)
  • Trans fat free
  • All breads and grains must be whole grain rich
  • Students must take at least one serving of fruit or vegetable at breakfast
  • Larger portions of fruit/vegetables must be offered at breakfast
  • Specific sodium levels (Target 1) must be met for breakfast and lunch
  • All snack items sold on campus (ala carte cafeteria items and items in vending machines, school stores, etc.) must meet new guidelines for nutrient content and portion size

 

We’re always working to offer Lenoir City Schools’ students healthier and tastier choices. School meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families too! In your packet you will find the meal prices for each school.

 

We look forward to welcoming your children to the cafeteria this fall. To find out more about Lenoir City Schools’ healthy school meals contact Vicki Bivens, Food Services Supervisor, and to get the facts about school meals visit www.TrayTalk.org.

 

Now is a great time to encourage your kids to choose school lunch and breakfast!