New USDA Meal Patterns

  • Healthy Changes in Our School Cafeterias Featuring MyPlate!
     
    Our cafeterias are meeting tough 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. 
     
    School meals offer students milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains, and they must meet strict limits on sodium, saturated fat and portion size.  Since the 2012-2013 school year, Christina School District school lunches have exceeded the following standards:
    • Age-appropriate calorie limits
    • Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students must take at least one serving of produce)
    • A wider variety of vegetables, including dark green, red/orange vegetables and legumes
    • More whole grains
    • And less sodium
    Child Nutrition Services is always working to offer Christina School District students healthier and tastier choices.