In recognition of National School Breakfast Week (March 7 – 11), we wanted to share some insight on meals at USD 247.
Ever wonder what your kids eat at school each day? Are you concerned they aren’t getting enough to eat? It’s true that all federal and state-funded school districts are regulated on what foods are served and in what quantities, but the Food Service Team at USD 247 Southeast uses knowledge, skill, experience, and creativity to serve delicious, healthy breakfast and lunch meals.
The state requires that Pre-K through 4 grades be offered 1 protein, 1 grain, 2 vegetables, 1 fruit, and milk. They require grades 5 – 12 be offered 1 protein, 1 grain, 2 vegetables, 2 fruit, and milk.
The meals our Food Service Team prepares are not only appealing to the eye, they are pleasing to the palate!
At the middle school and high school, a second chance breakfast is offered later in the morning. It consists of grab-and-go or hot meal options. For lunch, students are also offered ala carte foods and a salad bar. Additionally, at the high school, if a student does not want what is being served that day for lunch, there are alternative entrées provided, such as peanut butter and jelly, turkey and cheese, or ham and cheese sandwiches. The students have numerous and delicious options!