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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:
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!

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." ​
Read the district policy for Sales of Food on School Premises here.​​
Fulton County School Nutrition Farm to School