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Add more Fruits and Vegetable to your diet
Vegetables
Click on the link to get tips to enjoy more fruits and vegetables every day.
When to drink sports drinks?
Sports Drinks

 

2016-17 Menus, Nutrient Analysis & Allergen Information

Birthday Snacks Nutrition & Ingredient Lists
Brownies
Cookies
Cupcakes
Dippin' Dots
Ice Cream
Rice Krispie Treats
 

 

 

What is a healthy diet?
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The Dietary Guidelines describe a healthy diet as one that:emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products; includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts; and is low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium), and added sugars. 
 
Tips to help you!
1. Make half the grains you consume whole grains. (try the schools whole wheat spaghetti)
2. Vary your veggies (eat the two veggies offered daily at Klein)
3.Focus on fruit (two fruit varieties are served daily in your school)
4.Get your calcium rich milk at school (drink milk with your breakfast and lunch)
5. Go lean with protein (try one of the chicken salads)
6. Stay physically active

Food Allergy
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Does your child have a food allergy? There are steps you should take to keep your child safe.
1. Contact the nurse at your child's school.
2. Give the nurse a doctor's note with your child's diagnosis.
3. The school nurse will forward the doctor's note to the food service dietitian.
4. Parents can contact the food service dietitian with any questions or concerns about menu items.
How to get kids active at home?
Power Pete- kids active at home
Smart Reasons to Eat Breakfast!

1. Fuels the body with nutrients. Your child may not make up nutrients missed at breakfast. You may not either.
2. Provides food energy for the mornings active play.
3.Gets your child ready to learn. Kids learn better if they eat breakfast.
4. Helps keep a healthy body weight. Breakfast helps control the urge to nibble or eat too big of a lunch.
5. Helps kids feel good. Children may get morning tummy aches if they miss breakfast. These aches are usually hunger pangs.
6. Tastes good! Offer foods your child and family enjoy-even if they aren't common for breakfast.

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