School Nutrition

The foods and beverages students consume during school should nourish their growing minds and bodies. Nutrient dense foods can support student health and learning and are especially important for students who may not eat nutritious meals outside of school.

To learn more about the federal Smart Snacks in School Standards for celebrations/rewards and fundraising, come to the free professional development event, New Norms for Healthy Schools and Communities  on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m at Cornell Cooperative Extension Rockland, Stony Point, NY.   See the flyer for details and registration links.

 

Nutrition in school is important! 

School food service plays a critical role in student wellness and readiness to learn. Nutrition is next to physical activity in its importance for preparing the mind and body for the rigors of the school day. All schools participating in the National School Breakfast and Lunch programs must comply with federal nutrition guidelines and the Smart Snacks in School Standards for competitive foods/beverages.  These are items sold in school during the school day (defined as midnight to 30 minutes after dismissal) including the school store, vending machines for students and fundraising during the school day. 

The Rockland County School Food Service Directors Cooperative, led by the Rockland County Department of Health, meets twice a year to bring school food service professionals together for peer support, problem solving and resources. For more information, contact the school health coordinator.

Resources for School Food Service Providers: