WELCOME TO CLARENDON SCHOOL DISTRICT TWO FOOD SERVICE
Good Nutrition and Learning Go Hand-in-Hand
The School Food Services Department is made of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students’ health , well being and their ability to learn . We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nurtrition and fitness practices.
Raising the Bar for School Meals
In an effort to continually improve the quality of the menus we offer our students we are raising the bar on the standards of our school meals. Our focus is on enhancing the diet of students with more nutritious choices here at school and by providing nutrition education that will help students from health habits that last a lifetime! Federal legislation known as Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 authorizes funding and sets policy for USDA's core child nutrition programs: the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, the Summer Food Service Program, and the other federal food programs. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act allows USDA the opportunity to make real reforms to the school lunch and breakfast programs by improving the critical nutrition and hunger safety net for millions of children. This act has established the healthy guidelines that form the basis for good nutrition in schools. We encourage you to follow similar healthy guidelines at home.
Key enhancements include an increase in the availability of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free low-fat fluid milk in our meals. We are also reducing the levels of sodium, saturated fat and eliminating added trans fat in meals. We do not supersize our meals, but instead strive to meet the nutrition needs of students within their age specific calorie requirements.