CLICK HERE Monticello March Newsletter 2013
Nutrition Standards for
USDA School Nutrition Programs
School meals across the country will take a more healthy approach this fall when new USDA requirements take effect. The National School Lunch Program (NSLP), administered by the USDA, released new meal and nutrition standards in January 2012 – the first major update in 15 years. This is good news for over 32 million children who will benefit from the requirements, which are designed to improve the health and nutrition of students while helping maintain a healthy weight. The changes are part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act passed by congress and championed by First Lady Michelle Obama as part of her Let’s Move! campaign.
The National Focus on Childhood Obesity continues, and we are committed to helping introduce more scratch made recipes to students and reduce the number of processed foods that are served in Monticello Schools. Our Fall Cycle menu begins this October with some new exciting recipes, and will continue to offer two choices at the Elementary school. Offering alternate choices gives parents peace of mind that their student will find an entree that they will enjoy, and allow us to introduce new recipes to students. Read more
Based on the popularity of our Farm to School Program last year, we have partnered with Loffredo Produce company to bring farm fresh fruits and vegetables to the Monticello School District students more often!
We have identified items that can be purchased locally from Wisconsin Farms during their growing season. Students will be able to see the name of the farm and where it is located when we feature farm fresh products. Read more
While we recognize that in some cases the products and changes may cost more money, as an organization we are committed to providing products which ultimately improve the health of our students and staff. We will continue to implement new healthy measures and improve the overall wellness of the Food Service Program at the Monticello School District.
This website is designed with you in mind. We want parents and students alike to learn more about the Monticello School foodservice program. Our website brings you closer to the various department activities, provides nutrition information and resource links, monthly menus, special programs, industry trends and even allows you to check student account balances and lunch payment options. We hope you find our information useful, valuable and educational. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any suggestions on improving our services. Read more