Feeding our students nutritious high quality meals that are delicious is our top priority. Caldwell County School Meals are built to support the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and use recipes that taste great and are lower in fat, saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. Our menus also provide whole grains, vegetables, fruits and appropriate portion sizes and calories for all age groups. We analyze recipes for nutrient content and use food-based menu planning and a analysis program that complies with child nutrition guidelines for the National School Breakfast & Lunch programs. Our Meal Program is a guidance system to assist students in making the most nutritious choices within parameters and is highlighted on the serving line that sets a foundation for their future.
You will see some changes with our school menus and as your student dines in their school and will experience the new USDA requirements that are healthy and taste good. There are five food groups to select foods from: fruits, vegetables, protein, bread grains and milk. To make a complete meal a student must select at least 1/2 cup of fruit or vegetable. Student meals must contain at least a selection of 3 of the 5 food groups with one being the fruit and/or vegetable selection. If no fruit or vegetable is selected, the student will pay ala carte for the food instead of the complete meal price.