School Nutrition Services Department
Coordinator of School Nutrition Services
Check out these
quick nationwide stats around how things are changing for
the better when it comes to school meals!
10% sodium reductions.
Grades K-8 receive ½ cup and grades 9-12 receive 1 cup servings of fruit
Grades K-8 receive ¾ cup and grades 9-12 receive 1 cup servings of
vegetables per day.
Products made with 51% whole grain are
offered daily for breakfast and lunch.
Calorie limits for lunch are between
550-850 based upon age.
Calorie limits for breakfast are
between 350-600 based upon age.
Schools buy American grown and produced products.
Schools must offer 3-3/4 to 5 cups of
vegetables per week for lunch, including vegetables that are dark orange/red,
dark green and beans/legumes.
School meals have a weekly average of less
than10% saturated fat and 0g of trans fat.
Schools must offer milk daily and
offerings consist of low-fat and fat-free.