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Food Guideline Changes - Please Read

This fall, Round Lake Brewster School Cafeterias are meeting challenging 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, trans fat and portion size.  Starting in School Year 2012-2013, school lunches will meet additional standards requiring:

  • Age-appropriate calorie limits.
  • Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (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 know that at times change can be hard.  Some of the more apparent changes that students will see include, whole wheat pastas, less peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, a limit on the of bread/grain items now served, stricter control on meat/meat alternate (protein) serving sizes, unlimited fruits and/or vegetable servings, removal of salt shakers at lunch.  But with your support, we can be sure that children adopt the kind of healthful eating habits and lifestyles that will enable them to live longer, more productive lives.

  • School meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families too! Our school lunches cost only $2.35 for elementary students and $2.35 for secondary students and parents can pay for these meals with the school offices as they have in the past.
  • To see our menus and get more information go to school website at: www.rlb.mntm.org
  • We’re always working to offer Round Lake - Brewster students healthier and tastier choices.

We look forward to welcoming your children to the cafeteria this fall.

Visit the USDA website to find out more about the healthy school meals requirements (http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Governance/Legislation/CNR_2010.htm).

 

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Round Lake-Brewster School District915 4th Ave PO Box 309

Brewster, MN  56119507-842-5951

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