20 Ways to Enjoy More Fruits and Vegetables
Building a healthy plate is easy when you make half your plate fruits and vegetables. It’s also a great way to add color, flavor and texture plus vitamins, minerals and fiber. All this is packed in fruits and vegetables that are low in calories and fat. Make 2 cups of fruit and 2 ½ cups of vegetables your daily goal. Try the following tips to enjoy more fruits and vegetables every day.
25 Healthy Snacks for Kids
When a snack attack strikes, refuel with these nutrition-packed snacks. Parfaits, Snack Kabobs, Apple Slices, and more
It’s proven when kids eat a well-nourished meal they learn better and play harder. That’s why we’re all about fresh, nutritious and tasty choices. And, when you’re feeding more than 3,000 students each day that takes some doing! We prepare foods in our own school kitchens and buy local produce, milk and whole grain breads. We’ve added many new items to our menu. Come join us for breakfast & lunch…we look forward to serving you!
Partnership with Local Chef
You might be aware that changes are in the works that will continue to improve our school lunch program.
In our continued effort to improve the quality and experience of our program, the Spring Lake Park School District has partnered with Chef Marshall O'Brien who is working with our nutrition staff to develop delicious new menu items that meet the new USDA guidelines which require more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
What does that mean for students? Well, students can expect to see new menu items to choose from in the coming months. But, rather than implement huge changes right away, we are using baby steps to get student feedback throughout the process.
When we introduce new foods, we'll offer students a chance to taste and vote on whether or not they would like to see each new food item on the menu. This will give our staff the feedback they need to adjust recipes and introduce your children to delicious, nutritious food. We will also provide recipes for you to make these dishes at home. We hope you will enjoy these foods as a family and, together, make a commitment to nutritious eating and a healthy lifestyle.