Fruits and Vegetables
Our kitchens are equipped with specially designed produce washing systems to mechanically wash and sanitize our produce to prevent foodborne illnesses. The process makes the produce safer by removing harmful bacteria and more appealing to students by removing any waxy build-up or coatings.
Child Nutrition offers a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables weekly to all grade levels.
Picture of Produce Washer
USDA Meal Requirements
Child Nutrition is a federally funded program administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). School districts participating in the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs must agree to abide by all USDA guidelines in order to receive reimbursement for the meals served to students.
Many people do not realize the stringent nutritional guidelines that meals must meet. School breakfasts and lunches must meet Federal nutrition requirements, but decisions about what specific foods to serve and how they are prepared are made by local school food authorities. Current regulations require schools to meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which recommend that no more than 30 percent of an individual's calories come from fat, and less than 10 percent from saturated fat.
All of our grains are whole grain!
Reduced Fat Plain Milk and Non Fat Plain Milk is offered to K-8
Reduced Fat Plain Milk and Non Fat Chocolate Milk is offered to 9-12
Texas Association for School Nutrition