RSU #29 Food Service/Nutrition Committee is a group of individuals who meet on a regular basis throughout the year to discuss ways to incorporate healthy options into the school lunch program. The committee consists of various people from RSU/MSAD #29 and the community including administrators, school board members, parents, the food services director, a dietician, and other health organizations in the community.
Recently, the USDA has revised School Lunch Program regulations, making our students' lunches more nutritious. The committee has been discussing ways to help incorporate these healthier options into our lunch program.
Many positive changes have already occurred in our lunch program. Chocolate milk is now made from skim milk. We are now serving more whole grain products including pancakes, English muffins, tortilla wraps and bagels as well as whole grain or multi grain pastas and rice. Lentils have also incorporated into the menu in the form of soup, chili and baked beans.
When students return in the fall they will be served more fruits and vegetables, including a wider variety of veggies. Students will be served more beans including black beans, garbanzo beans and lentils.
The committee continues to brainstorm ways to incorporate healthy options into the students' meals. There has recently been a chance for students to “taste test” a new lentil soup! Ask your kids what they thought of it. More “taste testing” will occur next school year and possibly some theme meals. Also be looking for some new, healthier chicken burger options!
Be on the lookout in the upcoming school year for more information regarding initiatives taken by the RSU #29 Food Service/Nutrition Committee!
Last Updated June 4, 2012 Webmaster