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2015 May Lunchroom News

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.

Balance calories

Enjoy your food, but eat less. Avoid oversized portions.

Increase certain foods

Make half your plate fruits and vegetables. Make at least half your grains whole grains. Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk.

Decrease certain foods

Compare sodium in foods like soup, bread, and frozen meals – and choose the foods with the lower numbers. Drink water instead of sugary drinks.

For more on healthful eating, visit

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2015 April Lunchroom News

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:

When kids are thirsty, give them water, not high sugar beverages such as sodas.  Serve fat free or low fat milk at meals.


For treat foods, provide healthy fruits and snacks such as grapes, raisins and string cheese.  When your child selects an unhealthy snack, redirect and give choices.  Do you want strawberries, carrots or melon for your snack?


Consume food and drinks only at the kitchen or dining room table or other designated areas.


Have children eat a healthy breakfast.


Reduce eating fast food to less than once a week.


At the grocery store, have children select one fruit and vegetable to try each week and skip the candy, cookie and soda aisles.


Provide opportunities for young children to safely climb, run and jump to encourage the development of muscular strength and endurance.


Let your children try a variety of activities such as sports, dance, martial  arts or swimming in a safe and encouraging program.


Limit screen time to less than two hours a day.
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