This fall, Kenton City School cafeterias 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 choose school lunch! School meals offer students milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains, and they must meet strict limits on saturated fat and portion size. Starting in school year 2012-2013, school lunches will meet additional standards requiring:
- 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 grains
- And less sodium.
We are always working to offer Kenton students healthier and tastier choices. School meals are a great value and huge convenience for busy families. We look forward to welcoming your children to the cafeteria this fall. To find out the facts about schools meals visit www.schoolnutrition.org.