- Last Updated: 24 August 2021 24 August 2021
Available at all elementary, middle, and high schools.
Student (K-12) Free
Student Meal (K-12) Free
Adult Meal $4.35
Student Meal (K-12) Free
Adult Meal - $4.35
Child Nutrition Services (CNS) is continuously improving meals and services to meet nutritional requirements, provide a variety of menu items, and give customers the healthiest choices with the freshest ingredients available. CNS has added fresh fruits and vegetables, whole-grain pasta, and whole-grain bread to all menus. CNS will continue to evaluate dried bean and legume dishes for optimum health for all students and staff.
The District has an ongoing Wellness Policy that reinforces the importance of student health. To supplement what Child Nutrition Services is doing, District schools are part of the "Team Nutrition Schools", a national designation from USDA. Many of the schools are applying for the distinction of "Healthier US". The "Healthier US" Challenge is sponsored by the USDA and provides status documents to the community about the changes made by schools to assure healthy, nutritious, and customer-satisfying meals are being served. USDA also acknowledges the status of nutrition, health, and physical activity opportunities.
Child Nutrition Services' goal is to be efficient and cost-effective in providing nutritious, well-balanced, and reasonably priced meals. The meals served within the District are School Breakfast, School Lunch, Summer Food Service Lunch, Child Care Food Program snacks and lunch, Family Foundation suppers, as well as meals and snacks at other contracted sites such as East Dakota Educational Cooperative. Child Nutrition Services also prepares bakery items and caters to school events. In addition, Child Nutrition manages over 200 special diets for students from Early Childhood through Grade 12.
Child Nutrition Services has always been and continues to be, a leader in the implementation of Child Nutrition Programs. The District has a 99.8 percent average for health department scores which reflects adherence to federal regulations, state regulations, and local health department regulations. Child Nutrition Services is reviewed every two years and includes reviews of regulation implementation, menu analysis, and meal observations. The latest menu review documented that the District has met the federal guidelines for calories, percent of calories from fat, and the percent of calories from saturated fats. The District also has a Supplemental Food Policy that helps to monitor foods high in sugar that are sold in the Child Nutrition Program, school vending machines, and school stores.
Child Nutrition Services remains committed to providing healthy and affordable school meals for all.
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