The new nutrition standards for school meals are great news for our kids. They will help school nutrition professionals build on the work we are already doing to provide more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and healthier entrees in our school cafeterias. In Etowah County Schools, we are continuing our progress toward meeting these new standards.
Our Grab & Go items offer healthy choices, along with student favorites! They offer parents a break from packing lunches, and in doing so can save a family money while introducing items to students that they might not see in a lunch packed from home.
We know how important it is to encourage students to accept and consume these healthier options. Our school nutrition staff has found great ways to get students excited about healthy food choices and we'll continue to work on creative solutions to ensure healthy foods appeal to students. We hope our students enjoy the free samples, taste tests, and recipe suggestions that we are planning for them this year.
Thank you for supporting our program. We look forward to serving our students!!!