Fulton County Schools
You are leaving the Fulton County Schools website. Please select continue to proceed to the requested page or you may close this window to stay on the current page.

Loading...
 

​​Menu Planning

School Meals are Healthy Meals!


 myplate_blue.jpgFulton 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 requirem​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 fat-free and 1% milk choices; and​
  • Restricting saturated fat, trans fat and sodium
     

 Nutrient Standards


USDA guidelines for School Breakfast and National School Lunch ensure menus include:

menu standards.PNG 

 

What's for Breakfast?AFHK breakfast stat.PNG

Daily Breakfast Menus are planned according to USDA guidelines and offer 4 food groups.  Students select daily from:

  • hot and cold entree options, always with a whole grain
  • fresh fruit & 100% fruit juice
  • 4 milk choices: 1%, Skim, Skim Chocolate, Skim Strawberry

 

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, always with a whole grain

at least 2 veggie sides, including daily fresh veggies!Veg entrees.PNG

at least 2 fruit sides, including daily fresh fruit!

4 milk choices: 1%, Skim, Skim Chocolate, Skim Strawberry

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?Fulton Farm to School logo.pnglogo-georgiagrown2011.jpg

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 Snacks 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."