What's New

What's New?

Students, Parents, and Community Members Wanted!

With all of the emphasis on school meals these days the Fenton Area Public Schools Food Service Department is forming a Nutrition Advisory Panel for you to learn and discuss how your child's meals are chosen and what changes you would like to see. We are looking for a variety of participants from all aspects of the community and school to meet once a month to share ideas, taste some of the meal items, learn how you can incorporate some healthy ideas for meals and snacks at home, and how you can help your child make healthy choices for meals and snacks. If you are interested please contact Anna Goss, Food Service Director, at agoss@fenton.k12.mi.us or call 591-4709. I hope to hear from you.

Healthy Changes in Our School Cafeterias!

Dear Fenton Area Public School families,

This fall, FAPS school cafeterias are meeting tough 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 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’re always working to offer Fenton students healthier and tastier choices. Much of our produce is purchased from Todosciuk Farms in Howell , Banana Brothers in Fenton and Montrose Orchards. We offer fruit and vegetable bars with all meals, in all schools!

School meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families too!

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

Thank you!

  
School Meals are Healthy Meals. Join the Conversation

  • Tray Talk is a new website designed to spotlight innovative school meals, share information on the latest in school nutrition and celebrate the fact that school meals are healthy meals.
  • Visit www.traytalk.org for regular articles from nutrition and industry experts and to see how schools across the country are thinking creatively to get kids to make healthy eating choices. Parents can provide feedback and even share school nutrition success stories from our district.

We know that parents are critical partners in teaching children to make nutritious choices in school. Learn how you can get involved and support healthy school meals at www.traytalk.org