Food and Nutrition Service had updated the meal patterns and nutrition standards for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs to align them with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This rule requires most schools to increase the availability of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free and low-fat fluid milk in school meals; reduce the levels of sodium, saturated fat and trans fat in meals; and meet the nutrition needs of school children within their calorie requirements.
These improvements to the school meal programs, largely based on recommendations made by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, are expected to enhance the diet and health of school children, and help mitigate the childhood obesity trend.
The standards, designed for meals offered to school children in grades Kindergarten (K) to 12, are intended to provide nutrient-dense meals (high in nutrients and low in calories) that better meet the dietary needs of school children and protect their health.
Now Serving No COST Meal Service to All Students
Students receive one breakfast and one lunch during the school day. For those students involved in after school tutoring or other co-curricular activities they are eligible for an after-school snack.
Second Chance Breakfast
Second Chance Breakfast is offered at all sites. Students are able to grab breakfast at morning recess or during their first break. We understand that eating breakfast is an important part of the school day. Eating breakfast has a real powerful effect on kids. Studies have shown that kids who eat breakfast are more focused, score significantly higher on tests, miss less days of school, and increase fewer discipline problems.