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Food and Nutrition Services/ADE Child Nutrition Guidelines

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Welcome to Food Services:

Nemo Vista Public Schools

Food and Nutrition Services

Welcome to Food Services

The Food Service 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. 

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at our school meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines (some of the guidelines are listed on the next page).   We provide students with well balanced meals that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

Meal Prices

Breakfast                                            Lunch

Paid Student -  $1.25                         $2.25

Reduced -           $.30                           $.40

Adult/Visitor - $2.00                          $3.30

Nutrition for Students

Your body needs nutritious foods to grow and stay healthy, so make sure you take care of your body by eating the right food and getting plenty of exercise.  Whether you are grabbing breakfast before school or choosing a snack after sports practice, now is the time to start learning to make healthy choices.  Your body and brain need healthy fuel to perform, to learn, to grow, and to ward off illness and disease.  You look better, feel better and do better in school and at play.  Develop the healthy eating habits today that will last a lifetime. 

Key things you need to know about leading a healthy lifestyle are:

Eat a healthy diet that includes fruits, vegetables and whole grain products.

Control portion sizes and never “supersize”.

Get active for a least 60 minutes, five times a week for ages 6-18.

Avoid tobacco and illegal drugs all together.

Well-nourished students have higher test scores, increased school attendance, improved concentration, and improved classroom behavior.  Students who are physically fit, sleep better and are better able to handle the physical and emotional challenges that they encounter during the day.

Arkansas Department of Education Child Nutrition Unit Guidelines for Public Schools

All grains are whole grain rich

No Trans Fat

Saturated Fat must be less than 10 grams

Fresh Fruit is served 2-3 times weekly

Canned fruit is in light syrup or natural juices

All milk must be 1% or Skim

Breakfast Meal Pattern

Breakfast                    Calorie s (average per day)            Sodium

Elementary                 350-500                                               540 mg           

Middle School            400-500                                               600 mg           

High School                450-600                                              640 mg 

Elementary 7-10 servings of whole grain per week, at least one serving per day.

Middle School 8-10 servings of whole grain per week,  at least one serving per day.

High School 9-10 servings of whole grain per week, at least one serving per day.

One cup of fruit offered daily, must take ½ cup fruit.

One cup of milk daily.

Lunch Meal Pattern

Lunch                          Calorie s (average per day)                Sodium

Elementary                 550-650                                               1,230 mg

Middle School            600-700                                               1,360 mg

High School                750-850                                               1,420 mg

Food Items Offered Weekly:


Food Item                               Elementary                   Middle School                      High School

Meat/Meat/Alternate                 8-10 ounces                  9-10 ounces                          10-12 ounces

Dark Green Vegetable             ½ cup                              ½ cup                                      ½ cup

Red/Orange Vegetable            ¾ cup                              ¾ cup                                      1 ¼ cup

Beans/Peas Vegetable            ½ cup                              ½ cup                                      ½ cup

Starchy Vegetable                    ½ cup                             ½ cup                                      ½ cup

Other Vegetable                        ½ cup                             ½ cup                                      ½ cup

Fruit                                          2½ cups (½ cup daily) 2½ cups(½ cup daily)              5 cups(1 cup daily)

Whole Grain                             8-9 ounces                  9-10 ounces                            10-12 ounces

Milk                                         5 cups (1 cup daily)    5 cups (1 cup daily)                5 cups (1 cup daily)




Cafeteria Suggestions:

Date Subject Posted by:
02/24/2017 Love the Taco Salad!

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