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Food Service General Info
HEALTHY MEALS=HEALTHY KIDS!
We are not the same Food Service you may have experienced as a child. Those single-choice meals have changed in favor of offering choices where students can have a nutritious meal that fits their tastes. School meals are healthier while having great taste.
On the Food Service pages you will find lots of great information, including the menu calendar, staff contact information, free & reduced meal applications and guidelines, meal prices, helpful health and nutrition resources, and more.
Our schools serve nutritious meals daily that meet requirements established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It is the intent of Congress and this district (through our choice to participate in the Federal School Meal Program) that nutritious meals be available to all school children regardless of the household's ability to pay. Income guidelines are set by the federal program from which we determine if families qualify for meals either free or at a reduced price.
- To ensure that all students have affordable and nutritious food offerings.
- To promote nutrition education for lifelong health habits and readiness to learn.
USD # 258 Humboldt School District Food Service participates in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program. State and Federal regulations mandate nutrition requirements as well as portion sizes. The goal is to provide at least 1/3 of the recommended dietary allowance for children of the various age groups. Meals must meet standards regarding calories, protein, vitamin A and C, calcium, and iron. No more than 30 percent of the calories in each item can come from fat, and less than 10 percent of the calories can come from saturated fat. The menus are analyzed on a nutrition software program to meet those goals.