Dear Highlands families,
Highlands school cafeterias continue to meet tough federal nutrition standards for school meals, ensuring that meals are healthy and well-balanced and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school. Now is a great time to encourage your kids to choose school lunch!
School meals offer students milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains, and they must meet strict limits on saturated fat and portion size. School lunches have met additional standards requiring:
Age-appropriate calorie limits
Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students must take at least one serving of produce)
A wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes
Fat-free or 1% milk (flavored milk must be fat-free)
More whole grains
We’re always working to offer Highlands students healthier and tastier choices for our school meals. We look forward to welcoming your children to the cafeteria. To find out more about healthy school meals at Highlands, call or email Jim Pritchard, Director of Food Service at 724-226-1000, ext. 6109. To get more facts about school meals, visit www.TrayTalk.org.