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Nutrition for Everyone

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Nutrition for Everyone

Nutrition is for Everyone

Proper nutrition in the school age years can reinforce lifelong eating habits that contribute to a student's overall well being. This will help them to grow and learn to their fullest potential... and then go on to lead a long healthy life.

What is a Reimbursable Meal? 

Reimbursement is received for free, reduced and even full pay student meals! What does this mean?  It means that the more students that participate, the more the state will reimburse us for the costs of the breakfast and lunches we serve. 

We will be using the Offer vs. Serve Method for In-Person Menus and Straight Serve Method for Virtual Menus. Straight Serve Method is where all students will receive the same items with no choice. Offer vs. Serve Method allows students to choose what they would like to eat and helps to eliminate waste. In order for your student to receive their benefit and for our district to get reimbursed, they MUST follow the government's guidelines of a reimbursable meal (Combo Meal) as follows. 

In-Person Reimbursable Breakfast (Breakfast Combo)

    • Students must choose a minimum of 3, a maximum of 4 food components offered, and at least 1 component must be a 1/2 cup of fruit to qualify as a meal. 
    • Preschool – 3 components are offered. Students do not have a requirement to take any certain items. 

In-Person Reimbursable Lunch (Lunch Combo)

    • Elementary students MUST choose a minimum of 3, a maximum of 5 food components offered, and at least 1 component be a 1/2 cup of fruit or vegetable to qualify as a meal. 
    • Middle and High School students MUST choose a minimum of 3, a maximum of 7 food components offered, and at least 1 component must be a 1/2 cup of fruit or vegetable to qualify as a meal. 
    • Preschool –meals are served family style. Students are offered 5 components and do not have a requirement to take any certain items.  

Food Components of Reimbursable Meals

    • Grains (Most are Whole Grain Rich)
    • Protein (Meat/Meat alternative)
    • Fruit (Fresh, Diced or Juice)
    • Vegetable (Fresh and Diced)
    • Milk (1% White, Fat Free Chocolate or Strawberry)
    • Preschool may only have 1% White Milk
 
 
 
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