On Tuesday, January 15th, we had one of those unexpected days where the weather did not permit us to have school, and we didn’t send home devices with our elementary school students. These issues are going to come up from time to time. Because we have to make this day up, we have looked at several options on how to best serve our students. The options include making the day up on Monday, January 21, 2019 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Vacation day), one day over our two week Spring Break, a Saturday, or adding to the end of the year. We feel the best option for us is to have an eLearning day on Monday, January 21, 2019. Students and teachers will work from home on this day. We know this is short notice for everyone, but we feel this is better than the other options. We understand some of you may already have plans for this day. We will work with you to make sure the assignments posted on this day can be completed by Wednesday, January 23, 2019. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we try to do find the best educational solution for our students.
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Welcome to Maconaquah School Corporation Food and Nutrition Services. The Federal Government passed new regulations in January 2012 regarding the contents of school lunches beginning with the 2012-2013 school year.
We are now required to serve larger portions of fruits and vegetables. We must offer 1/2 cup of dark green vegetables, 3/4 - 1 1/4 cups of red/orange vegetables, 1/2 cup of legumes (beans), 1/2 cup of starchy vegetables, 1/2 - 3/4 cup of other vegetables, and 1- 1 1/2 cups of additional vegetables from any category. The amount served depends on the grade level of the student. Students in ALL grades must take no less than 1/2 cup of fruit and/or vegetables.
You can go to www.choosemyplate.gov and look under the My Plate tab to see what qualifies under these categories. The students will be seeing new items this year, and we ask you to encourage your son/daughter to try them out.
In addition, requirements such as minimum and maximum calorie limits have been specified per grade as well as a maximum percentage of saturated and fats and sodium. No trans fats are allowed unless they are naturally occurring, such as those in meat products. Other changes include the milk that we serve. We are only allowed to offer 1% white milk or fat-free (skim) white or flavored milk.
If you have any questions about the new challenge to educate students on developing healthy eating habits, please feel free to contact me or any of the building level cafeteria managers. We will be happy to answer your questions.