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Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. All meals, foods and beverages are prepared and served by qualified child nutrition professionals. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

Fast Facts

Items that are offered to students are lower in fat: all milk is 1% milk fat or less.

All National School Breakfast/Lunch Programs must meet the USDA Federal Guidelines. They meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which recommend that no more than 30% of an individual's calories from fat, and less than 10% from saturated fat. School lunch must provide one-third of the Recommended Dietary Allowances of protein, Vitamin A and C, iron and calcium. School breakfast must meet one-fourth of the RDA.

Four Meal Components are offered daily at breakfast (minimum of three must be taken with one of them being a fruit or fruit juice):

1 oz. Meat/Meat Alternate

1 serving of grain

½ cup Juice or Fruit

8 oz. Milk

Five Meal Components are offered daily at lunch (minimum of three must be taken with one being a fruit or vegetable):

2 oz. Meat/Meat Alternate

½ cup Vegetable

½ cup Fruit

1 serving grain

8 oz. Milk

Fresh fruit is offered daily please see menu for options.

Child Nutrition professionals are committed to providing safe and nutritious meals to all students.

Parents/guardians are encouraged to visit their child's cafeteria and join them for breakfast/lunch. Please talk to the Child Nutrition Manager about the nutritional profile of foods that are provided.

All Snacks that are sold in schools must meet smart snack guidelines.



February 2019 Mid & Elem Schools Breakfast Menu
February 2019 Mid & Elem Schools Breakfast Menu

The Breakfast in the Classroom initiative seeks to improve breakfast program participation by encouraging schools to make meals more convenient. The initiative spreads awareness about the benefits of eating breakfast in school and how moving breakfast to the classroom can increase the likelihood that students will receive and eat their first meal of the day. Bringing breakfast to the classroom ensures that all students have time to eat it!

February 2019 CC High Breakfast
February 2019 CC High School Breakfast

Breakfast in the classroom takes the traditional school breakfast approach and improves it by moving it into the classroom. Breakfast is available to every child, regardless of a family’s income level, making it possible for all children to participate. Breakfast in the classroom is proven to dramatically increase participation in the School Breakfast Program.

February 2019 K-8 Lunch Menu
February 2019 K-8 Schools Lunch Menu

El Programa Nacional de Almuerzo Escolar (NSLP) es un programa Federal de comidas que opera en escuelas

públicas y escuelas privadas sin fines de lucro e instituciones residenciales de cuidado para niños.  Le provee almuerzos nutricionalmente balanceados, a bajo costo o sin costo, a los estudiantes cada día escolar.  El programa fue establecido bajo la Ley Nacional de Almuerzo Escolar Richard B. Russell, firmada por el Presidente Harry Truman en 1946.

February 2019 CC High Lunch Menu
February 2019 CC High School Lunch Menu

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit

private schools and residential child care institutions.  It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or no-cost

lunches to children each school day.  The program was established under the Richard B. Russell National School

Lunch Act, signed into law by President Harry Truman in 1946.


The after school snack component of the National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted snack service that fills the afternoon hunger gap for school children. The snack service is administered at the Federal level by USDA's Food and Nutrition Service. At the State level, it is administered by State agencies, which operate the snack service through agreements with local school food authorities (SFAs). SFAs are ultimately responsible for the administration of the snack service.


*Results from this calculator have been determined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to be accurate in assessing product compliance with the Federal requirements for Smart Snacks in Schools provided the information is not misrepresented when entered into the Calculator.


What foods are in the Vegetable Group?

Any vegetable or 100% vegetable juice counts as a member of the Vegetable Group. Vegetables may be raw or cooked; fresh, frozen, canned, or dried/dehydrated; and may be whole, cut-up, or mashed.

Based on their nutrient content, vegetables are organized into 5 subgroups: dark-green vegetables, starchy vegetables, red and orange vegetables, beans and peas, and other vegetables.

Lunch and Breakfast Meat Pattern
Meal Pattern Requirements

Through legislation, USDA made the first major changes in school meals in 15 years, which will help us raise a healthier generation of children.

The new standards align school meals with the latest nutrition science and the real world circumstances of America’s schools. These responsible reforms do what’s right for children’s health in a way that’s achievable in schools across the Nation.

Drink more Water!
 Benefits of drinking water
Benefits of drinking water

Water is one of the body's most essential nutrients. People may survive six weeks without any food, but they couldn't live more than a week or so without water. That's because water is the cornerstone for all body functions. It's the most abundant substance in the body, averaging 60 percent of body weight. It helps keep body temperature constant at about 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, and it transports nutrients and oxygen to all cells and carries waste products away. Water helps maintain blood volume, and it helps lubricate joints and body tissues such as those in the mouth, eyes and nose.

Kids Total Daily Beverage and Drinking Water Requirements

Age Range Gender Total Water (Cups/Day)

4 to 8 years Girls and Boys 7

9 to 13 years Girls 9

Boys 10

14 to 18 years Girls 10

Boys 14

Data are from Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) Tables. Recommended Daily Allowance and Adequate Intake Values: Total Water and Macronutrients.

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