District Menus General Information
The objective of our menu planning system is to meet the following USDA School Meals Initiative for Healthy Children's nutrition goals:
Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA)
1/4 RDA Breakfast
1/3 RDA Lunch
Calorie goals - Age appropriate Dietary Guidelines for Americans - Balanced Nutrient Content
Eat a variety of foods.
Balance the food you eat with physical activity to maintain or improve your weight.
Choose a diet with plenty of grain products, vegetables, and fruits.
Choose a diet low in fat, saturated fat, and choleserol.
Choose a diet moderate in sugars.
Choose a diet moderate in salt and sodium.
Florence District One menus are planned by a team composed of school food services employees. Currently, this includes the District Director, the District Field Supervisor, and several cafeteria managers.
A typical lunch menu contains:
A choice of a 2 ounce portion of protein (entree)
3/4 cup total from three vegetables and/or fruits
A bread serving
8 ounces of milk
A typical breakfast menu contains:
A 4 ounce serving of Fruit or Fruit Juice
Cold Cereal and a bread serving
2 servings of meat or bread
1 serving of meat and 1 serving of bread
High school students may also purchase a variety of a la carte items daily. At some elementary schools, After School Care snacks are provided.