Child Nutrition Department

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What's new?

As all Osborn students return to school this fall, they’ll find even more healthy choices in their school cafeterias. We will be serving school meals that meet new even tougher federal nutrition standards, ensuring that meals are healthy, well-balanced and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school. 

Starting this fall, school lunches will meet additional standards requiring:

  • Age-appropriate calorie limits

  • Larger servings of vegetables and fruits A wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes

  • Fat-free or 1% milk

  • More whole grains

  • Less sodium & sugar

What we bring to the table...

The members of the Osborn School District's Child Nutrition Department are a diverse group of motivated people with a common purpose: To provide the most nutritious and delicious food for all of our students, while promoting a healthy life through daily physical activity and wise food choices.

Our team continually enhances our program by:

  • Providing healthy food choices
  • Developing tasty recipes
  • Introducing new foods to students
  • Searching for quality ingredients
  • Providing nutrition education
  • Promoting a healthy active lifestyle
  • Continued staff training
  • Looking for trends to keep students interested

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nutrition Education

Realizing that nutrition education needs to be presented in a way that impacts students for the rest of their lives, the Garden Café was created.

The Garden Café is a classroom disguised as a restaurant.  The space is equipped with a licensed commercial kitchen, demonstration area, and video equipment for viewing and recording lessons.

Students receive nutrition lessons that emphasize healthy eating habits and assist them in making wise food choices.  Adult groups may schedule nutrition focused events by contacting us.

Nutrition Nuggets is a monthly newsletter packed with practical ideas that families can use to improve their nutrition and physical activity knowledge. Parents can learn how to:

  • Prepare nutritious foods on a tight budget and a busy schedule

  • Find time in their daily routine for physical activity

  • Help their children choose healthy food

  • Make exercise fun

 

 

 

 

Download a Free and Reduced Meal Application

Baje una Aplicaión de Comida Gratis o a Precio Reducido

Federal Guidelines and Applications

The Child Nutrition Department follows strict guidelines, set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA, in order to participate in the Federal program. The guidelines encourage healthy eating habits and provide adequate nutrition for specific age groups. The recommended standards are the following:

  1. Breakfast meals must meet 1/4 the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and iron.

  2. Lunch meals must meet 1/3 the RDA for protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and iron.

  3. Meals must meet age-appropriate calorie goals.

  4. Meals must meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans which include:

- 30% or less of calories from fat

- 10% or less of calories from saturated fat

- Decrease sodium and cholesterol

- Increase fiber

 

Any family may apply for free or reduced price meals by submitting a Free and Reduced Price Meal Application available at the school office or cafeteria. 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider

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