Which nutritional guidelines does CSD follow?
School lunches must meet the applicable recommendations of the USDA's Final Rule on school meal nutrition standards: Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch & School Breakfast Programs, passed on January 25, 2012, which recommend that, based on analysis of a week's meals, no more than 30 percent of an individual's calories come from fat, and less than 10 percent from saturated fat. Regulations also establish a standard for school lunches to provide one‐third of the Recommended Dietary Allowances of protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, iron, calcium, and calories. School lunches must meet Federal nutrition requirements, but decisions about what specific foods to serve and how they are prepared are made by local school food authorities. Find the summary of the changes to the school lunch and school breakfast regulations here.