The Bedford School District Food Service Program has a goal to offer food choices to students that taste good and are good for them. Menus are analyzed and designed to follow guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for calories, fat, protein, calcium, iron, vitamin A, and vitamin C. School lunches are to provide 1/3 of the Recommended Daily Allowances (RDA) for healthy children. According to the U.S. Dietary Guidelines 2005, children from the ages of (6) through (14) who are moderately active require a total of 1,200 to 1,800 calories per day for females and 1,400 to 2,000 calories per day for males, with no more than 30% of the total calories coming from fat. Obesity in childhood is a growing problem in our nation. A poor diet and an inactive lifestyle are major contributors. We must help as parents and employees of the District to teach our children to eat more grains, vegetables, fruits, as well as low fat dairy products and protein foods.
These guidelines apply as an average over the course of one week of school lunch menus. It is important to note that calorie needs vary depending on the child’s age, size and activity level. Our menu provides a variety of choices that accommodates the wide range of student’s tastes, as well as giving students the opportunity to try and enjoy new foods. Lunches at the elementary, middle and high schools include a main entrée, choice of fruit, vegetable, bread and milk selection.
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