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-Healthy School Hungry Act 2010

Christian County Food Service

The Christian County Public Schools food service is implementing the Healthy School Hungry Act 2010. Our intent is to feed students a healthy meal and meet the new guidelines of calories and sodium.

Breakfast

Calorie range for Breakfast is:

Kindergarten – Grade 5   350 – 500 average calories per week

Grades 6 - 8                        400 – 550 average calories per week

Grades 9 – 12                     450 – 600 average calories per week

  • At least two milk choices are required to be offered daily.
  • Saturated fat must be less than 10% of calories over a 5 day week.

The first phase of the sodium target is being implemented at breakfast.

 

Kindergarten – Grade 5   540 mg average per week

Grades   6 – 8                      600 mg average per week

Grades 9 – 12                     640 mg average per week

 

Students are required to select a ½ cup fruit or a vegetable for the meal to be a reimbursable breakfast.

 

Students are required to select three creditable items for the meal to be a reimbursable breakfast.

 

Lunch

The Nutrition Standards are:

  • Fruits and vegetables offered daily.
  • Offering whole grain foods.
  • Only fat-free or low fat milk varieties.
  • Limiting calories based on the age of children.
  • Reducing saturated fat, trans fats and sodium.
  • Five food items offered for lunch with and a student being required to take three components.

 

The calorie range for lunch requirements are:

 

Kindergarten – Grade 5   550 - 650 average calories per week

Grades 6 – 8                        600 – 700 average calories per week

Grades 9 – 12                      750 – 850 average calories per week

 

All grains served are required to be whole grain.

 

The sodium lunch limits are:

Kindergarten – Grade 5 1,230 mg average per week

Grades 6 – 8   1,360 mg average per week

Grades 9 – 12 1,420 mg average per week

 

There are to be zero grams of trans fat in any item served in a school meal.

 

  • At least two milks choices daily.
  • Milk is fat free or low fat.
  • Students are required to take a ½ cup fruit or vegetable with each meal.  

 

Christian County has Offer Versus Serve in our meal service. This allows a student to choose the food components that they want for their meal.

 

 

 

 

 

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