As we wrap up the school year in May, we are already planning next year’s menus. Sodium is still a factor that USDA will be focusing on next year, but we have already cut back on the salt in our menus, so I don’t think the students will see a big change. Keep up the good work eating all the right foods over the summer and getting plenty of exercise!
When school starts in August, full price lunches will increase to $2.70 for each lunch, and breakfast prices will remain at 1.90 per breakfast. We will also be encouraging parents to send healthy treats for birthdays and parties. There are healthy ideas in the handbook for you to follow. In honor of your student’s teacher for teacher appreciation week, you can put money on their lunch account. They definitely appreciate that gesture!
Baseball players are not the only ones who should be in spring training. When it comes to what you eat, it’s time to “Get Your Plate in Shape” – this year’s goal for National Nutrition Month from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Getting your plate in shape means following the USDA My Plate guidelines.
Increase certain foods
Decrease certain foods
For more on healthful eating, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.
The April newsletter and calendar are now published online for your convenience. Follow this link.
Improve eating and exercise habits in children
We are proud of our students who have embraced our menus and meals with excitement. Many students who would barely eat a bite at the beginning of the year have astounded us every day with trying something new or actually eating everything on their tray. We are so proud of them!! I think the national trend toward eating healthy and exercising is rubbing off on the youth. Talk to your student and ask them how the meals taste to them and if they are trying to eat the food provided.
The following tips are for parents to help improve the eating and exercise habits of their children:
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