National School Lunch Week Aims to Get Kids Excited About Healthy Choices
More than 32 million students eat school lunch everyday across the USA and to spotlight healthy lunch choices in Lincoln County Schools, we will celebrate National School Lunch Week the week of October 14-18, 2013, and the theme is "School Lunch Across the USA." To take part in this observance, we have chosen some familiar foods served in new ways to celebrate the flavors, ingredients, and culture of various regions of the USA.
The federally-funded National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides nutritionally balanced, healthy meals to students everyday. The program, which has been serving the nation's children for over 60 years, requires school meals to meet federal nutriton standards by:
Ensuring students are offered both fruits and vegetables every day of the week to include fresh choices daily;
Substantially increasing offerings of whole grain-rich foods;
Offering only fat-free or low-fat milk varieties;
Limiting calories based on the age of children being served; and
Reducing amounts of saturated fat, trans fat, and sodium.
Please take a moment to view our choices for "School Lunch Across the USA" using the link below.
Did you know that you can access your students' accounts online to check balances at no charge? You can use our online payment system for account information without putting money into accounts. Go to MySchoolBucks.com and follow the steps to set up account(s) for your children and you will be able to get account information anytime.
We will continue to offer locally produced products as they as available on our menus as a part of our on-going Farm to School Project.
Portion sizes and nutrient requirements will be age-appropriate.
As always, for most specific information, please refer to the cafeteria manager in your school.
We will offer breakfast free of charge to all students on days when they are involved in standardized tests throughout the school year. Standardized tests include TCAPs in April; Writing Assessments in February; Constructive Response Assessments (CRA) in October, February and May; ACT in March; Plan and Explore in October; and End Of Course (EOC) in December and May.