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Celebrating Career Tech Education Students in Southdale Elementary's KIDS Club enjoy the warm Fall weather! September is School Attendance Awareness Month Kettering Board of Education Offices at the Barnes Building The Firebirds Opened the 2017 Football Season with the Traditional Fairmont vs. Alter Game We are the FIREBIRDS! The 2017-18 Marching Firebirds are 271-Musicians Strong! CJ Roden, Oakview Elementary School's Music Teacher Students at Indian Riffle Elementary Brought Famous Artists and Musicians to Life with their 'Living Mural' Project A Kettering Teacher Works One-on-One with her Student Turf Field at Roush Stadium, Home of the Firebirds Kettering Bus Drivers Log more than 600,000 Route Miles a Year Kettering has Once Again Been Named a 'Best Communities for Music Education' Fairmont Park, home of Firebird Soccer, Field Hockey and Lacrosse Indian Riffle's Firebird Chorus Sings "God Bless America" at the Dedication of the Veteran's and Inventors Walk at Delco Park
Celebrating Career Tech Education Students in Southdale Elementary's KIDS Club enjoy the warm Fall weather! September is School Attendance Awareness Month Kettering Board of Education Offices at the Barnes Building The Firebirds Opened the 2017 Football Season with the Traditional Fairmont vs. Alter Game We are the FIREBIRDS! The 2017-18 Marching Firebirds are 271-Musicians Strong! CJ Roden, Oakview Elementary School's Music Teacher Students at Indian Riffle Elementary Brought Famous Artists and Musicians to Life with their 'Living Mural' Project A Kettering Teacher Works One-on-One with her Student Turf Field at Roush Stadium, Home of the Firebirds Kettering Bus Drivers Log more than 600,000 Route Miles a Year Kettering has Once Again Been Named a 'Best Communities for Music Education' Fairmont Park, home of Firebird Soccer, Field Hockey and Lacrosse Indian Riffle's Firebird Chorus Sings "God Bless America" at the Dedication of the Veteran's and Inventors Walk at Delco Park

Food & Nutrition

We Support the School Day just got Healthier picture
Louise Easterly
Supervisor, Food and Nutrition

Did you know that research shows that the majority of students who choose school  lunch obtain more nutritional value than meals brought from home.  Due to students being able to choose more fruits & vegetables, more whole grain foods, & low fat/nonfat milk, they gain more vitamin A& C, calcium & fiber with school lunches.

Thanks to the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act, major improvements  have been made across the country to transform school food and to promote better nutrition and reduce childhood obesity.    The new meal pattern promotes the following changes:

1.       More fruits and vegetables offered each day.
2.       Students MUST select at least one fruit or vegetable each

       day with their meal.
3.       A red/orange vegetable MUST be offered each week   such as tomatoes, sweet potatoes or carrots.
4.       Salads must be prepared with a dark, green leafy lettuce, such as romaine lettuce or spinach.
5.
      
Only lowfat white and nonfat flavored milk is to be offered.
6.       Dried beans or legumes MUST be offered at least once a week.
7.       Calorie levels for the different grade levels will be monitored.
8.       Sodium levels for the different grade levels will be monitored.
9.       At least ½ of the breads/grains offered each week must be  whole grain. 

 

DID YOU KNOW - BREAKFAST AVAILABLE DAILY!

Breakfast is served at each school, about 15 minutes prior to the start of the school day and is available to ALL students.  If your child already qualifies for a free or reduced lunch, they also qualify for a free or reduced breakfast.  Students who don't qualify can pay $1.65 at elementary and $1.90/$2.50 at the middle or high school. 

FOOD & NUTRITION CONTACT INFORMATION:

937-499-1446
Louise Easterly, L.D., SNS
louise.easterly@ketteringschools.org
3750 Far Hills Avenue
Kettering, Ohio  45429

 

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