New Meal Requirements
Sweetwater County School District #1 Mission Statement
The purpose of Sweetwater County School District #1 is to prepare and serve nutritious and appealing meals that meet the dietary guidelines to students, staff, and community in a positive, cheerful manner, while maintaining financial soundness, and contributing to the quality and excellence of a student's education experience.
Starting in July 2012, our Food Service Program in conjunction with the USDA will be altering our menus to meet the new daily meal requirements. Below are two documents to help explain the changes:
As we switch to the new meal requirements, you will see more vegetables along with more fruit. The picture below shows you how the food on your plate may be portioned.
Fruits and vegetables will consist of half the plate.
If you have any questions about the new requirements, please feel free to contact us.
Eat Your Fruits & Veggies
In 2013-2014 Sweetwater County has received a Grant through the USDA to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to students at several schools as a daily snack.
Did you know that...
Unlike most fruits, pears ripen better off the tree.
Figs provide more fiber than any other common fruit or vegetable.
British sailors used to be called "Limeys" because they ate citrus fruits to prevent scurvy on long sea voyages.
Some Chinese varieties of peaches are flat like donuts.
Strawberries are the only fruit that have their seeds on the outside.
Bell peppers can be green, red, yellow, orange or purple.
Yams and sweet potatoes are not the same.
Many of the nutrients in a potato are located just below the skin.
Hawaii is the leading producer of bananas in the U.S.
Lychee trees can live for more than 100 years.
The first carrots were white, purple and yellow.
Ancient Greeks awarded celery to winners of sports events.
Broccoflower is a cross between cauliflower and broccoli.
It has more vitamin C than oranges and more vitamin A than either broccoli or cauliflower.
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