As District 211 students return to school this fall, they’ll find healthy new choices in their school cafeterias.
District 211 will be serving school meals that meet tough new federal nutrition standards, ensuring that meals are healthy, well-balanced and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school.
School meals offer students milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains, and they must meet strict limits for saturated fat and portion size. Starting this fall, school lunches will meet additional standards requiring:
District 211 is always working to offer students healthier and tastier choices. In addition to meeting new nutrition standards, District 211 will be offering new menu items including flatbread sandwiches, whole grain noodle and rice bowls featuring fresh produce and lean protein, and new salad options. Students will also be able to identify vending options that meet strict nutrient criteria.
School meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families. Complete lunches cost $2.35 – $2.90. Complete breakfast costs $1.45. A la carte options are also available.
To find out more about District 211’s healthy school meals view our Menu page.