Child Nutrition Program
The mission of the Cache County School District's Child Nutrition Program is to deliver safe, healthy and enjoyable meals to the students of the Cache County School District. It is also our goal to provide a safe, clean and cheerful environment in the lunchroom and to give each student a positive experience during their meal.
Healthy Changes in Our School Cafeterias!
Cache County School District school cafeterias have met 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 in school. Now is a great time to encourage your children to choose school lunch!
School meals offer students milk, fruits, vegetables, proteins, and grains, and they must meet strict limits on saturated fat and portion size. Starting in School Year 2016-2017, school lunches and breakfasts will meet additional standards requiring:
- Age appropriate calorie limits
- Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students must take at least one serving of fruit or vegetable)
- 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
- Less sodium
We hope parents will support this effort by encouraging their students to give the healthier meals a try. Students are far more likely to pick a fruit or vegetable in the lunch line if they have been introduced to those foods at home. This fall, as students go through the lunch lines, they will be required to take at least ½ cup of fruit and/or vegetables with their meal.
New regulations called Smart Snacks in Schools applies to all foods and beverages sold to students on campus during the school day. Products must first meet at least 1 of the 4 general nutrition standards.
- Whole grain rich
Products must also meet calorie, sugar and sodium restrictions.
For more information about Smart Snacks in Schools please visit www.schools.utah.gov under departments click Child Nutrition then National School Lunch Program under "What's New" click "Smart Snacks in School Presentation"
School meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families too! Please visit our web page for the meal prices as they have increased this year. We look forward to welcoming your children to the cafeteria this fall. To find out more about Cache County School District’s healthy school meals contact us at 435-752-3925.
Susan Wallentine, Child Nutrition Coordinator
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
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