• 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
    or
    2 servings of meat or bread
    or
    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.