Changes are coming to the school lunch program this school year. Schools will be changing meal offerings to comply with the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act. This law was passed by Congress in 2010 with a goal of encouraging children to build habits of healthy living.
Many of the changes will not be new to the Griffin-Spalding County Schools. Our system has been offering healthier options for many years. You will notice some differences in our menus with the implementation of the new meal pattern rule.
- More whole grains, fruits, and vegetables will be served
- Milk will be low-fat or fat-free
- Specific calorie ranges will be in place for grades K-5. 6-8, and 9-12
- Trans fats will be eliminated
- Sugar and sodium levels will be reduced.
We will keep you updated on the new meal pattern requirements as they are shared with us. If you have questions, please contact Laura Youmans, Director of School Nutrition at 770-229-3700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.