Healthy changes in our School Cafeterias. This fall the Mabton School District cafeteria’s are meeting tough new federal nutrition standards for school meals,ensuring that meals are healthy and well balanced and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school. Now is a great time to encourage your kids to chose lunch! School meals offer students milk, fruit, and vegetables, proteins and grains, and they must meet strict limits on saturated fats and portion size.
Starting in School Year 2012-2013, school lunches will meet additional standards requiring:
- Age- appropriate calorie limits
- Larger servings of vegetables and fruit (Students must take at least one serving of produce)
- A wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes
- Fat free or 1% milk (flavored milk must be fat-free)
- More whole grain
- less sodium
We're always working to offer Mabton School District students healthier and tastier choices. School meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families too!
We look forward to welcoming your children to the cafeteria this fall. To find out more about healthy school meals and to get the facts about school meals visit www.schoolnutrition.org