• Healthy School Lunch

    What are the 5 components that make up a healthy school lunch?


    This video features the successful implementation of
    the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act lunch meal pattern.


      Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch Program
    Weekly Offered Requirements for Elementary K-5

    8-10 meat / meat alternates             .5 cups starchy veg

    8-9 grains                                                  .5 cups other veg

    2.5 cups fruit                                            1 cup additional veg

    .5 cups dark green veg                        5 cups milk

    .75 cups red/orange veg             

    .5 cups beans/legumes                     
    average weekly calories per meal 550-650
    sat fat <10, sodium <640, 0 trans fat


    Weekly Offered Requirements for Middle 6-8

    9-10 meat / meat alternates            .5 cups starchy veg

    8-10 grains                                               .5 cups other veg

    2.5 cups fruit                                           1 cup additional veg

    .5 cups dark green veg                       5 cups milk

    .75 cups red/orange veg            

    .5 cups beans/legumes
    e weekly calories per meal 600-700
    sat fat <10, sodium <710, 0 trans fat


    Weekly Offered Requirements for High 9-12

    10-12 meat / meat alternates          .5 cups starchy veg

    10-12 grains                                             .75 cups other veg

    5 cups fruit                                            1.5 cup additional veg

    .5 cups dark green veg                       5 cups milk

    1.25 cups red/orange veg        

    .5 cups beans/legumes                     
    average weekly calories per meal 750-850 
    sat fat <10, sodium <740, 0 trans fat
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Last Modified on December 6, 2018