Welcome to Child Nutrition Services!
All of us in the Child Nutrition Services Department hopes everyone had a very fun & restful summer!
Again this fall, Lincoln Unified school cafeterias are meeting State & Federal nutrition standards for school meals, ensuring that our meals are healthy and well-balanced and provide students the nutrition they need to succeed in school. Now is a great time to encourage your children to choose school breakfast and lunch.
School Meals offer students milk, fruits, vegetables, proteins and grains. They must meet strict limits on saturated fat, sodium and calories. In school year 2017-2018, school breakfast & lunch will continue to meet standards requiring:
* Age appropriate calorie limits
* Fat-free or 1% milk (flavored milk must be fat-free)
* A wide variety of fruits and vegetables
* Whole grain products
As we continue to implement State & Federal meal regulations, students are still required to select at least a 1/2 cup serving of fruit and/or vegetable with both their breakfast & lunch meals.
As food costs continue to rise, it is necessary for us to increase our full-price meals to $2.50 at all K-8 sites and $3.00 to our Sierra Middle School, Lincoln High School and Village Oaks High School students. This increase will help us to continue to bring new delicious and nutritious entrees, fruits & vegetables to our students. Please be sure to check our menu each month as we will be adding new items all year long.
Please let us know if there are any special dietary needs necessary and so we can best accommodate those needs.
Good Nutrition And Learning Go Hand In Hand.
The Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.
Giving students the opportunity to make healthy choices regarding nutrition is an important part of their education. Every day, students will be offered a variety of entrees and many choices of fruits, vegetables, whole grain products and milk from which to choose at mealtime.
We are committed to offering a wide variety of healthy foods to our students while complying with all nutrient and menu standards as well as program standards set by state and federal agencies that govern the National School Lunch & National School Breakfast Program. We hope to broaden the student's knowledge of what is available locally and expose them to foods they may not have considered previously. It is also our goal that each student will truly enjoy the meals offered while gaining their nutritional benefit.
Again this school year students must take a 1/2 cup serving of fruit/vegetable with every breakfast & lunch meal. We will provide a variety of fruits, vegetables and 100% juices to help students make healthy and delicious choices for their meal.
We hope each of you have a truly successful school year.