Our Commitment to Good Nutrition

  • Our commitment to good nutrition

    for kids continues for 2019-20!

    Over the last several school years, we've been putting in place new nutrition standards for the meals we serve your kids. And in 2019-20, we're continuing to strengthen our efforts to provide our students the best possible nutrition. Here's how we're moving forward for lunch and breakfast this year.      

Don't 4 Get

Don't forget: Take at least one fruit or veggie and at least three items total so your meal counts as a complete lunch

Choose Wisely

  • For Lunch:

    • We're continuing our "DONT4GET!" campaign to remind kids to choose at least one fruit or vegetable as part of their complete school lunch.
    • All of the grains we serve are whole-grain rich (with a few exceptions).
    • All of the other changes are still in place, including: calorie maximums, on-going reductions in sodium, more choices and variety of fruits and vegetables (especially the healthiest kinds), and less than 10% saturated fat and zero trans fat in all meals.
    • Fat-free and low-fat milk (unflavored or flavored) may be offered, but kids can choose not to take milk if they choose enough other items.

    For Breakfast:

    • We're continuing our "FIRST THINGS FIRST" campaign to promote the importance of breakfast for kids' ability to learn in the morning.
    • Kids must choose a fruit serving as part of their complete school breakfast.
    • In addition to the fruit, kids must take at least two other items for a complete breakfast, with lots of grain options (most whole-grain rich, as with lunch), milk, occasional vegetable choices, and protein options, too.
    • Fat-free and low-fat milk (unflavored or flavored) may be offered, but kids can choose not to take milk if they choose enough other items. 
     

First Things First

Choose one serving fruit and at least three items so meal counts as a complete breakfast

St. Mary Parish Schools Child Nutrition Services

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