• School meals are never super-sized! Federal law requires every school meal to provide age-appropriate portions.
  • Every school lunch offers students their choice of at least two servings of fruits and vegetables.
  • Federal law prohibits the sale of soda in the cafeteria - every school meal comes with low-fat or fat-free milk.
  • Fat-free flavored milk has the same 9 essential nutrients as white milk, including calcium, protein, vitamins A and D, and potassium.
  • New nutrition standards require even more whole grains, fruits and vegetables, while limiting sodium and calories in school meals.
  • Many schools serve pizza made with whole grain crust, low-fat cheese and low-sodium sauce.
Today's School Lunch
  • Fresh Carrots and Grape Tomatoes

    Innovations like farm-to-school projects with locally grown produce or school gardens are impacting students' choices on the tray.

  • Fruit Medley

    A variety of colorful fruits are offered each day in cafeterias, supplying an array of essential nutrients that are critical for growth and development.

  • Low-fat or Fat-Free Milk

    Milk (white or flavored) ranks among the top sources of several nutrients including calcium, vitamin D, protein, potassium, magnesium, riboflavin and zinc.

  • Turkey & Cheese Sandwich with Whole Grain Bread

    Grains (increasingly whole grain items) and lean protein sources are served in age-appropriate portions that limit fat and saturated fat.

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