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Nutrition Standards for
USDA School Nutrition Programs
School meals across the country will take a more healthy approach this fall when new USDA requirements take effect. The National School Lunch Program (NSLP), administered by the USDA, released new meal and nutrition standards in January 2012 – the first major update in 15 years. This is good news for over 32 million children who will benefit from the requirements, which are designed to improve the health and nutrition of students while helping maintain a healthy weight. The changes are part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act passed by congress and championed by First Lady Michelle Obama as part of her Let’s Move! campaign.
The National Focus on Childhood Obesity continues, and we are committed to helping introduce more scratch made recipes to students and reduce the number of processed foods that are served in Monticello Schools. Our Fall Cycle menu begins this October with some new exciting recipes, and will continue to offer two choices at the Elementary school. Offering alternate choices gives parents peace of mind that their student will find an entree that they will enjoy, and allow us to introduce new recipes to students. Read more