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School Meals are Healthy Meals!

Fulton County School Nutrition Program meals are kid-friendly and nutritionally sound. Menus and standardized recipes are planned by registered dietitians and certified school nutrition experts to meet healthier meal requir​em​ents, as part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Meal pattern standards, based on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, include:
  • Limiting calories based on age to ensure proper portion size;
  • Ensuring students select a fruit or vegetable serving with every meal;
  • Offering weekly servings of dark green and orange/red vegetables
  • Increasing the offerings of whole grain-rich foods;
  • Offering only skim and 1% milk choices; and​
  • Restricting saturated fat, trans fat and sodium
Choose My Plate

Nutrient Standards

USDA guidelines for School Breakfast and National School Lunch ensure menus include:
  • Age-appropriate calories & portion sizes
  • <10% calories from saturated fat
  • ZERO grams trans fat
  • Sodium targets
Nutrient Standards

What's for Breakfast?

Daily Breakfast Menus are planned according to USDA guidelines and offer 4 food groups. Students select daily from:
  • Hot and cold entree​ options
  • Fresh fruit & 100% fruit ju​​ice
  • ​Milk choices: 1% and Skim
Kids who eat well learn better

What's for Lunch?

Daily Lunch Menus are planned according to USDA guidelines and offer 5 food groups. Students select daily from:​​
  • Hot and cold entree options
  • At least 2 veggie sides, including daily fresh veggies!
  • At least 2 fruit sides, including daily fresh fruit!​
  • ​4 milk choices: 1%, Skim, Skim Chocolate, Skim Strawberry
Vegetarian entrees & options available daily
Students must take at least 3 of the 5 offered food groups, one of which must be a fruit or vegetable.
A student may select all 5 food groups for a more balance meal

Do Schools Buy Local Ingredients?

YES! Since 2011, Fulton County Schools have served well over 1 million meals that included locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables! Learn more about Fulton County School Nutrition Farm to School!
Fulton County School Nutrition Farm to School

What is 'Smart Snac​ks in Schools​'?

USDA recently published practical, science-based nutrition standards, required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, for snack foods and beverages sold to children at school during the school day, to be effective July 1, 2014. The USDA rules apply to a la carte, school stores, vending, and fundraisers sold to students during the school day. To find the standards online, simply go to http://www.regulations.gov and search by the docket number FNS-2011-0019, or you may type in the name of the rule "Nutrition Standards for All Foods."

Click here for additional Smart Snack information ​
Read the district policy for Sales of Food on School Premises here.​​