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District 211 Schools Observe National School Lunch Week

District 211 recognizes the importance of informing its students about the importance of eating a well-balanced, complete lunch. That’s why each school participated in National School Lunch week from Oct. 15 through Oct. 19. Every year, District 211 and its schools celebrate the event. Whether it was offering different food items or raffling off prizes, each school celebrated National School Lunch Week in a unique way. With the District focusing on providing healthy, well-balanced meals for its students, National School Lunch Week served as another reminder. “One of the benefits of school lunch week is it gives us an opportunity to focus ...

Healthy Changes to 2012-2013 School Lunch Regulations

The National School Lunch program has changed its regulations for the upcoming year, and students will see new menu items with numerous health benefits outlined by federal nutrition standards. The improved meals will provide healthy, well-balanced, trans-fat free options that have all the nutrients students need to succeed at school. One new change is fruit and vegetable servings have increased. Previously, fruit servings were 1/3 cup and now they are a ½ cup. Vegetables will range from a ½ to a full cup serving. In addition to portion sizes increasing, students will have the ability to select more items, meaning instead of only being allowed ...

District 211 Meals Meet, Exceed Nutrition Guidelines

Preparing school lunches requires a lot of planning and making sure government nutritional standards are met, and High School District 211 has proven that it provides quality meals to its students. The District received results from The School Meals Initiative Review, which is a nutrition audit of the lunches served within the District done in collaboration with the Illinois State Board of Education and Southern Illinois University. District 211 met and exceeded expectations for high school lunches. The review looks at every nutritional aspect of school meals and what is being served, including even the ketchup and mustard packets that are ...