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.


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 and 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.