NUTRITION EDUCATION GOALS:
PreK-8 Schools will implement the “Minimum Nutrition Standards”
- Beverages will not exceed 8 fluid ounces except plain water.
- Flavored, non-carbonated beverage that does not contain additional caloric sweeteners and does not contain more than 15 calories per serving.
- Only low fat or fat-free milk will be served.
- 100% fruit and vegetable juices will be allowed.
- 100% fruit or vegetable juice diluted with water (with or without carbonation), and no added sweeteners.
- Maximum Calories from fat will not exceed 35%.(Exceptions are nuts, seeds, and nut butters).
- Maximum calories from saturated fat will not exceed 10% and 0 trans-fat.
- Maximum average of Sodium <540 for Pre-K -6 and grades 7 -12; <1420 mg per week.
- Fruits and non-fried vegetables are exempt from portion size limits. (Note:All except fruits and non-fried vegetables must meet the sugar, fat, saturated fat and sodium guidelines.)
- Food items sold as a-la-carte must meet the Smart Snack guide lines in schools.
Lifetime Wellness practices and teachers of grades 9-12 will integrate nutrition education into the curriculum to help students determine healthier food choices that contribute to a healthier life.
Nutrition education resources will be provided to teachers by the Coordinated School Health, Coordinator and other community agencies.
Nutrition education will be evident in the cafeteria lunchroom by posters promoting fruit and vegetables, dairy product choices, and menus.
All schools are USDA Team Nutrition schools.