School nutrition standards have dramatically changed over the past 5 years since the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 was signed into law. The most important reason for this change was due to the rapid increase of childhood obesity. The obesity epidemic affects nearly 1 in 3 children, making them at risk for preventable disease like diabetes and heart disease.
School meals play a critical role in helping children learn how to lead healthy lifestyles. Because of this huge responsibility, MHBS Foods Services has been implementing many changes to provide the most nutritious and healthy meals for our students. With your help and cooperation we will continue to advance toward meeting all the minimum standards and guidelines of the USDA.
MHBS Food Services
will make every attempt to avoid all products which are known to contain peanuts or tree nuts, or are labeled as containing peanuts or tree nuts. This includes but is not limited to packaging which includes the following wording:
"Contains peanuts or tree nuts" or
"May contain peanuts or tree nuts" or
"May contain traces of peanuts or tree nuts"
Products which do not contain the above wording will be available to students. However, due to inconsistencies in the labeling, the cannot guarantee that available products are not produced in plants which may also produce products that contain peanuts or tree nuts.
Get the Facts First! Don’t be fooled by Nutrition Myths and Fallacies!
1. FACT OR MYTH-There are 6 basic nutrients: vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats, carbohydrates and water. fact-These nutrients are essential to life and you get them all from eating healthy foods.
2. FACT OR MYTH-When you put a piece of bread in the toaster you are reducing the number of calories it contains. myth- It might have lower water content, but it contains the exact same amount of calories.
3. FACT OR MYTH-If I’m running late and have to skip breakfast, I can make it up by eating more at lunch time. fact-A good breakfast provides you with energy to start the day right. Without it, you’ll have less get up and go and more difficulty concentrating in school or at work.
American Heart Association- ww.amhrt.org
American Dietetics Association- www.eatright.org