Greetings from the child nutrition program,
Thank you for trusting us to provide for the nutritional needs of your children. We have the great responsibility of serving meals that promote a lifetime of healthful choices. The United States Department of Agriculture administers the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. As such, school meals must comply with recommendations outlined in The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, for example:
-Increase fruit and vegetable intake
-Offer a variety of vegetables especially dark green and red/orange, beans and peas
-Increase whole grain intake
Scientific research has shown nutrient dense foods contribute to proper growth and development. Calorie laden foods, on the other hand, are linked to weight gain and chronic health conditions. Although we cannot always offer popular fast foods, our mission at TCS is to offer healthful choices from a variety of foods sources that taste good. This year you will see some changes on the menu. We are committed to doing more scratch cooking, using fewer convenience foods, and increasing fresh fruits and vegetables offerings. Menus will be based on student preferences. We will also have themed meals such as Southern Comfort, All-American, South of the Border, Taste of Italy, and It's a Wrap Friday.
I ask that you give us another chance to earn your business. We are creating the best restaurant value in Tallassee and would love for you to be a partner in its success!
Child Nutrition Program Director