Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. All meals, foods and beverages are prepared and served by qualified child nutrition professionals. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.
School lunches are required to meet one-third of the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) for protein, calcium, iron, vitamin A, and vitamin C and specific caloric levels; school breakfasts are required to meet one-fourth of the RDA. Compliance with Dietary Guidelines for Americans is required. Students must be offered a variety of food; a diet low in fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol; and plenty of vegetables, fruits, and grain products. Salt and sodium must be used only in moderation.