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“Healthy School Meals Best Practices”. Submitted To Virginia School Boards Association 10-31-11. Loudoun County Public Schools 21000 Education Court Ashburn, Va. 20148. Loudoun County Public Schools Food Service Department Targeted Three Areas To Promote Healthy Meals .

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Healthy school meals best practices

“Healthy School Meals Best Practices”

Submitted To Virginia School Boards Association

10-31-11

Loudoun County Public Schools

21000 Education Court

Ashburn, Va. 20148


Healthy school meals best practices

Loudoun County Public Schools Food Service

Department Targeted Three Areas

To Promote Healthy Meals

Develop Presentation And Marketing Methods

To Increase Vegetable And Fruit Consumption

Product Research and Menu Design That Enables Us To

Offer Foods Children Will Choose And Still Meet The

Lower Fat And Saturated Fat Guidelines Per Week

Help Children With Food Allergies Or Special Needs

Participate In Our School Lunch Program By Providing

Ingredient And Carbohydrate Listings Online


Healthy school meals best practices

Presentation Changes Have Increased

Healthy Choices By Mixing Fruits, Vegetables,

Colors, Shapes And Sizes On Serving Trays


Healthy school meals best practices

Taco

Tuna

Marketing Items

To Meet More

Than One Goal

Promoting Vegetables

By Offering Different

Choices Serving Them

Fresh, Full Of Color

And Packaged To Go

Chicken Caesar

Chef

Promoting Reimbursable

Meal Sales By Having

Multiple Components

Packaged Together

Vegetarian


Healthy school meals best practices

Skim, 1%, Plain, Chocolate

And Strawberry Choices

Encourage Children To Choose

Milk And Get Important Nutrients

Vegetarian Choices Allow Members Of

Our Diverse Population To Join Their

Peers For Meals At School


Healthy school meals best practices

Pairing Healthier Foods With Popular

Items Helps Balance Out The Overall

Nutrition While Promoting Participation


Healthy school meals best practices

The Ingredient List Provides A Way To Search And Highlight

An Ingredient So It Can Easily Be Seen In All The Descriptions

Using The Ingredient List Parents And Students Can Work

Together At Home To Find Foods That Are Safe For

The Student To Choose In The School Cafeteria


Healthy school meals best practices

The Carbohydrate Count Listing Helps Diabetics And Weight

Conscious Patrons Make Choices That Fit Their Needs

Using The Carbohydrate List Parents And Students Can Work

Together At Home To Plan Their Meals So The Student Can

Be Like Everyone Else And Have Lunch In The School Cafeteria


Healthy school meals best practices

Link to Loudoun County Public Schools - Carbohydrate Count

http://www.lcps.org/cms/lib4/VA01000195/Centricity/Domain/122/New/Carb%20

counts%20Elementary%20-%202011-2012.pdf

Link to Loudoun County Public Schools – Ingredient List

http://www.lcps.org/cms/lib4/VA01000195/Centricity/Domain/122/New/Ingredient%20list%20complete%208-2011%20update.pdf

Loudoun County Public Schools Contact Person:

WaydeByard

Public Information Officer

571-252-1040

[email protected]


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