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About Food & Nutrition Services

Food & Nutrition Services

The Food & Nutrition Services Department strives to keep the children of the district healthy and focused. Beginning in the 2012/2013 school year, the school menus were designed to meet strict guidelines from the United States Department of Agriculture. The guidelines are based on the latest nutrition research from leading associations and a panel of experts in health and nutrition. The school breakfast and lunch menus are prepared and analyzed to meet these nutrition guidelines. The Vernon menus now include the following:

    • Whole Grains
    • Fruit options available at breakfast and lunch
    • Wide variety of vegetables served at lunch
    • <10% of calories from saturated fat
    • Lower sodium
    • Age-appropriate calorie limits
    • Fat-free or 1% milk offered only

    School Breakfast Program

    Breakfast is available at all schools every morning.

    Food & Nutrition Services recognizes the importance of nourishing children in order to optimize learning, and therefore every student is encouraged to eat breakfast every day. Studies show that students that eat breakfast at school:

    • perform better on standardized tests,
    • have improved concentration, alertness, comprehension, memory, and learning,
    • have better attendance,
    • have fewer disciplinary office referrals,
    • are less likely to be overweight,
    • have improved nutrition
    • eat more fruits,
    • drink more milk, and
    • consume a wider variety of food

    All VPS schools serve breakfast every day. Please check with your child's school to determine when breakfast starts.

    CRS Breakfast

    Fall Harvest Salad