Rockwood Child Nutrition Services is serving up healthy meals each day to help students do their best in school. “We’re always working to offer students healthier and tastier choices,” said Kristin Davis, Dietitian and Supervisor of Child Nutrition Services. “
This year we’ll be introducing new and improved items including a greater variety of whole grains, more locally grown produce and more meatless options.”
In addition to meeting the meal required limits on saturated fat and portion size, school meals served in Rockwood offer students milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains. Beginning in 2012-2013, school lunches nationwide will be required to meet additional standards, many of which Rockwood has already implemented. These include:
- 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 percent milk (flavored milk must be fat-free)
- More whole grains
- Less sodium
School meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families. The price for school breakfast is $1.55. At the elementary level, a regular lunch is $2.40 and a super price lunch is $2.55. In middle and high schools, a regular lunch is $2.55 and a super price lunch is $2.85. Free and reduced priced breakfast and lunch meals are available to students who qualify.
Visit the Child Nutrition Services website to learn more about Rockwood’s healthy school meals, prepay your child’s lunch account and download free and reduced meal applications. Download the Rockwood app for easy access to monthly menus. Nutrition information for Rockwood menus can be found online at www.schoolmenu.com.