2012-2013 Meal Prices
There is no charge for reduced price meals.
Monthly Printable Menus for March are now be available at http://nps.nutrislice.com/menu/. The new online menu site features nutrition information, allergen information, menu descriptions, photos, carbohydrate counter, and an allergen filter. Enjoy!
Across the nation schools are responding to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFK). This Act has re-authorized the nation’s core Child Nutrition Programs including both school breakfast and school lunch. The HHFK has brought school meals in line with the latest nutritional science and the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The new meal standards went into effect July 1, 2012. Here in Norfolk, School Nutrition has been continuously working to implement healthier options into school meals for several years. This year, School Nutrition reaches the pinnacle of our efforts as we work to comply with the new standards put forth by the HHFK.
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 promotes daily fruit and vegetable options, increases offerings of whole-grain foods, low-fat or fat-free milk, and a places a limit on calories, saturated fat, trans-fat, and added sugars and sodium. For the past 5 years, School Nutrition has continuously offered daily fresh fruits and vegetables which include, baby carrots, apples, oranges, and more. Also this year, School Nutrition is proud to be 100% whole grain rich! After several years of gradual implementation, all grains are qualified whole grain favorites from the whole wheat sandwich bread right down to the whole grain pizza crust. Fat-free flavored milk is also offered daily. TruMoo milk products are back for a second year in Norfolk Public Schools. Both strawberry and chocolate milk are free of high fructose corn syrup and instead use natural flavors to achieve great taste.
For more information about healthy school meals, click here.
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