School Meals

Updated on Tue, 07/26/2016 - 10:41am

For children, Adams 12 Nutrition services is committed to providing a nutritious meal each and every day. For parents, the program offers a convenient method of providing a nutritionally balanced lunch at the lowest possible price. For schools, the program enhances children's learning abilities by contributing to their physical and mental well-being. Studies have shown that children whose nutritional needs are met have fewer attendance and discipline problems and are more attentive in class.

Food Safety

Food safety is a primary concern for us. We have implemented a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Program throughout the district to reduce the chance of a food-borne illness event. Temperatures of all food products are monitored throughout receiving, production, and service. All of our meats are pre-cooked in order to avoid food-borne illnesses through cross-contamination from raw meat.

Nutrition Guidelines

School meals meet strict nutritional guidelines which are set by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). In addition, we highlight a different fruit or vegetable each month through our Harvest of the Month program. We develop new, fresh recipes each month which feature the Harvest of the Month as a way to expose students to a variety of fruits and vegetables.

Balanced Meal Choices

School meals involve the choice of 2 entrees at elementary, 4 at middle school, and high school students have 3 to 5 entree choices available each day. A variety of fresh and canned fruits and vegetables, fresh whole wheat dinner rolls, and 1% or fat free white or chocolate milk are available daily.

Menu Changes

When we are considering adding new items to the menu, we provide samples for students and request their feedback. We also pay close attention to the menu items that are most popular with students versus those that produce a lot of waste. We are continually changing the menu to meet the needs of our students.

Parents are Welcome

We invite you to come and try our meals for yourself! Parents are always welcome! We are proud of our program and our hard-working employees, and we encourage you to eat with your child. As your child sees you modeling what a healthy school meal can look like they may be more inclined to try a new fruit or vegetable. The cost is just $3.60 for an adult meal. We hope to see you soon!