Parents and Teachers

Why Buy Hot Lunch?


  • Click here to see why buying a school lunch is a healthier and more economical choice for you and your children.





New: My Plate!




A Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number that is calculated using your height and weight. It is a reliable indicator of body fatness. In children, BMI can be used to screen for obesity, overweight, healthy weight, or underweight. For children and teens, BMI age and sex specific guidelines are used because the amount of

body fat changes with age and differs between boys and girls. BMI for age growth charts are based off these differences and use a percentile range for a child’s age and sex. To calculate BMI, CLICK HERE.



Milk + Nutrition

  • According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005, issued by the U.S. Department of Ag


    riculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, adults and children over age 8 should consume 3 cups per day of fat-free or lowfat milk or equivalent milk products. Children ages 2-8 should consume 2 cups per day of fat-free or lowfat milk or equivalent milk products.
  • Each 8-ounce serving of milk — white or flavored — provides 300 mg of calcium, about one-third to one-fourth of the daily calcium requirement for children.
  • Providing a powerful nutrition package of nine essential nutrients including calcium, protein and potassium, milk is the perfect beverage for today's kids and teens.
  • Studies demonstrate that when children drink milk at lunch, they have a higher intake of several critical nutrients, including calcium, zinc and vitamin A. In one study, only those children drinking milk at lunch were able to meet their daily calcium requirement.
  • A recent study shows children who avoided milk were found to be more likely to experience fractures and be overweight.



Reading a Nutrition Label:

  • Please CLICK HERE  for information on how to read a food label.

Non-Food Birthday Celebration Ideas:

  • For information and ideas for healthy, non-food celebrations, CLICK HERE.
  • For information and ideas for food alternatives as


    rewards, CLICK HERE.