Nutritional InformationElizabethtown Area School District has changed their lunches to conform with the Healthy Hunger-Free Kid Act of 2010 nutrition standards. These stringent standards were developed by the Department of Health and USDA, and are based on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Some changes are:
- Meat/Meat Alternates (M/MA):
- For K-8 M/MA is reduced from 2 oz per serving to 1oz with a maximum of 8-10 oz per week.
- Grades 9-12 M/MA is reduced from 3 oz (previous USDA recommendation) to 2 oz per serving with a maximum of 9-10 oz for grades 6-8 and 10-12 oz for grades 9-12.
- At least half of the grains offered must be whole grain (Etown has exceeded this requirement for years). Pasta will now be whole grain.
- Weekly minimum and maximum servings are 8-9 oz for K-8, 8-10 oz for grades 6-8, and 10-12 oz for grades 9-12.
- This will cut down on how many grains are offered weekly.
- Daily fruit portions are increased from 3/8 cup to 1/2 cup for grades K-8 and to1 cup for 9-12.
- Minimum daily offering increase from 3/8 cup to 1/2 cup for grades K-8 and 1 cup for 9-12.
- There are now minimum weekly requirements for dark leafy greens, red/orange and starchy vegetables plus legumes.
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