• Meal Requirements

    School meals are healthy meals that are required to meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) was signed into law with the intent to help fight child obesity and encourage healthy eating habits. HHFKA required the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to update nutrition standards for school meals. School Nutrition enforces the nutrition standards at every school building in the District:
    • Whole Grains
    • More Fruits & Vegetables
    • Age-Appropriate Calorie Minimums & Maximums
    • Gradual Sodium Level Reductions
    • Limits to Unhealthy Fats
    • Low-Fat & Fat-Free Milk
    • Free Water
  • For more detail, please click here to view the School Nutrition Association's standards on school meal nutrition.