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Come this fall, school systems across the nation will be required to meet tough new federal nutrition guidelines for school meals, ensuring that meals offered are healthy, well-balanced and provide students the nutrition they need to grow and develop. Fortunately, Gwinnett County had already successfully implemented many of the new meal requirements as part of their program. Now is a great time to encourage your kids to choose school lunch!
New Meal Pattern Requirements for SY13
Our school meals offer students low fat and fat free milk options, fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains that are kid-friendly and nutritionally sound. Starting in School Year 2012-2013, school lunches will meet additional standards requiring:
· Age-appropriate calorie limits
· Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students must take at least one serving of produce)
· A wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes
· Fat-free or 1% milk (flavored milk must be fat-free)
· More whole grains
· Lower sodium
School meals offer 5 components daily: protein, fruit, vegetables, grains, and milk. So what makes a lunch? To qualify as a lunch a student must take at least 3 of the 5 offered components, one of which must be a fruit or a vegetable. However, a student may take all 5 of the components to form a more balanced meal. Now is a good time to educate your child on how to select a healthy and balanced meal. Please note that students are not required to take a lunch but if they take a lunch then they must have a fruit or vegetable as one of the components. Any combination of items that do not qualify as a lunch will be charged at the ala carte price. Student lunch prices will remain $2.00 at the elementary level and $2.25 at the secondary level for SY13.
MealPayPlus allows you to go online and manage your student's meal account. MealPayPlus allows you to make deposits at no cost and create settings to auto-replenish your account or receive free reminders when the balance is low. Click HERE to logon and use MealPayPlus!
For support on your MealPay account, please call 1-877-224-2090
The Gwinnett County School Nutrition Program has over 1,600 Food Service Professionals providing meal service in 128 schools.
In SY11 the School Nutrition Programs served on average 180,642 meals per day. In SY11 there were 22,231,157 lunches and 9,917,172 breakfasts served!
The School Nutrition Program (SNP) operates fiscally independent within the District, paying for all direct expenses, administrative costs, and utilities. The SY12 annual budget exceeds $88,000,000.
Revenue sources include local meal sales (30.60%) and state and federal revenues (69.40%). Federal reimbursement subsidizes all reimbursable (student) meals. This allows for meals to be offered free and at a reduced price to qualifying students as well as at a reasonable price for paying students. The USDA Commodity program is another form of federal assistance that allows for additional meal price reduction (.2175 per plate).
Non-discrimination Statement: This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly. In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, and 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. (Revised, March 2011)
Declaración de No-Discriminación: Esto explica qué hacer si usted cree que se le ha tratado injustamente.: De acuerdo con la ley Federal y la política del Departamento de Agricultura, está prohibido que esta institución discrimine por motivo de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, edad o incapacidad. Para presentar una queja por discriminación, por favor escriba a USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington DC 20250-9410 o llame al (866-632-9992) o al 800-845-6136 (TTY). USDA no discrimina en sus programas y empleo. (Revised-March, 2011)