Food Service Department
WELCOME TO FOOD SERVICES !
Your child’s school day just got healthier!
School lunches now include more fruits, vegetables, and whole grain-rich foods; only fat-free or low-fat milk; “right-size” meals with portions designed for a child’s age; and less saturated fat, trans fat and sodium. The changes in school meals, the first in 15 years, are based on the latest nutritional guidelines.
FUEL OUR FUTURE
Your child can learn good habits for life by making healthy food choices and getting proper exercise now. We’re continuing to implement these new standards and work together with parents, to ensure that every child, in every community across America, has access to healthy and nutritious meals. Encourage them to try new foods and to eat the healthy food offered. Proper nutrition in the school age years can reinforce lifelong eating habits that contribute to a student’s overall wellbeing. Emphasize healthy eating by trying to offer similar new foods at home. This will allow them to grow and learn to their fullest potential, and eventually, go on to lead long healthy lives.
North Syracuse Central School District is beginning a new initiative promoting our Harvest of the Month program to expose our students to fresh, seasonal, healthy foods and give them the opportunity to try something they may not normally try at home. We are excited to add promotions to our school lunch menus each month to enhance the lunch experience for your students. Promotions will be highlighted on the posted menu and different food items will be featured. We would love to hear your feedback as the program progresses. Please feel free to email our Foodservice Department using the link/email below: WSwift@nscsd.org
Each month will focus on a readily available vegetable or fruit and our menus will incorporate a new recipe into that month. In addition, we will also provide several recipes for you to try with your family at home! Our hope is to give your family the tools to create easy, cost-effective and nutritious recipes which provide essential vitamins and minerals to your diet. It’s amazing how small changes can make a huge impact on your child and family’s overall health. We hope you’ll join our effort and look forward to your feedback!
Below, you will find the calendar for the 2016-2017 school year which includes the month and the fruit or vegetable that will be featured. Click on the image to reveal a newsletter loaded with information about that month’s produce, activities for families and students, as well as recipes for you to try at home. Please take a look through these resources. We hope they will spark some fun and healthy memories for your family to share!
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