School Nutrition

The mission of the Twiggs County School Nutrition Program is to provide students with quality meals, healthy food choices, prepared and served by professional trained SFS employees. Our goal is to provide meals that contribute to the nutritional health and performance of students at school and in the community.

Twiggs County is under the Community Eligibility Provision  where all students eat at no cost to parents. Teachers and adults visiting the schools may purchase meals at a cost of $1.75 for Breakfast and $3.00 for Lunch. We invite everyone to our school table. Let us know what you think!

MottoHealthy Students – Ready to Learn

Who we are and what we do.

The School Nutrition Program is authorized under the (USDA) US Dept. of Agriculture.  The program is governed by both federal and state regulations as well as policies of the local board of education.  USDA regulation is requires the school nutrition program to follow the USDA guidelines which includes whole grain, reduce fat, offer variety of fruits, vegetables and to reduce sodium intake.

School lunches are planned to meet all USDA guidelines.

Each school is planned to provide and follow Breakfast Meal Pattern and Lunch Meal Pattern as shown below:

Meal Patterns

*We offer a variety of low fat milk choices flavored and non-flavored all fat free.*

Nutrition and Fitness

Things have changed; we don’t eat like we used to and we don’t move like we used to either! Obesity and Health concerns affect children not just the older generation. Many of these concerns can be related to the foods we eat and the exercise we give our bodies. 

This topic is so important; President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama made it one of their top missions this year. 

To show everyone just how much fun it can be, I will be working to earn my Active Lifestyle Award.  I’m going to do it. And I want kids across the country to join me.” – First Lady Michelle Obama

http://www.letsmove.gov/

This website link explains the program and the “Active Lifestyle Award”. Anyone can apply!
 

Keys to a healthy lifestyle:

  • Get involved in your families health
  • What are the concerns; are they immediate or long term
  • Begin a Plan; learn what is healthy for your family
  • Eat Healthy Snacks;
  • Plan Healthy Menus for the family
  • Make physical activity a part of your routine
  • Reduce screen time and get moving
  • Just Move!

Nutrition Websites to check out!

My Pyramid – Eat Right. Exercise. Have Fun
http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/kids-pyramid.html

What should I eat? Ever wondered how much is the right portion to eat?  
http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/Resources/howmuch.pdf

Be a Role Model for the Kids!
http://www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov/index.html
http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/parents.html


Nutrition Sites for Teachers:

http://www.fns.usda.gov/fns/nutrition.htm

National School Nutrition Program:
http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/lunch/