Nutrition Integrity

Every student will have the opportunity to choose nutritious foods that will prepare students to learn.
  • Our nutrition standard will be based on 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPyramid - Steps to a Healthier You.
  • Nutrition values of meals will be evaluated over a period of days rather than judged on a single meal or food item
  • Student preferences and input from monthly customer report cards and input from the “Raider Café”  will be considered in menu planning. Since foods must be eaten to provide nutrients, menu changes will be gradual to assure acceptance.
  • Student meals will contain adequate calories and a variety of foods to support growth, development, and healthy weight.
  • Purchasing practices will ensure the use of high quality ingredients and prepared products to maximize acceptance.
  • Foods will be prepared in ways that ensure a balance between optimal nutrition quality and student acceptance.
  • Foods offered to students in addition to meals will be of optimal nutrition quality as stated in the Code of Virginia.
  • Nutrition Education will be an integral part of the curriculum from preschool through twelfth grade. The school cafeteria will serve as a laboratory for applying knowledge and skills taught in the classroom by food service personnel.
  • In-service and professional development opportunities will be provided for food and nutrition managers and staff. These experiences will be sponsored by professional organizations and Nutrition Education and Training activities.
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