SCHOOL MEALS GET HEALTHIER EVERY YEAR!
In efforts to fight the childhood obesity epidemic, Congress passed The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act (HHFKA) of 2010. The Act was designed to help ensure students have access to the nutritious food they need to perform well in school and grow into healthy adults. Along with the implementation of the HHFKA in 2012 came many changes to the school meals program.
Age appropriate calorie limits
- Less Saturated Fat
- Zero Trans Fats
More fruits and vegetables
More whole grains
FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES PROGRAM
We are pleased to announce that six of our schools, Great Brook, Antrim Elementary Pierce Elementary, Dublin Consolidated, Hancock Elementary, and Peterborough Elementary were selected by the New Hampshire Department of Education to participate in the Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program for the 2015-2016 school year. The FFVP is a federally funded program which provides all children in qualifying schools with FREE fresh fruits and vegetables, to be offered at times during the school day other than breakfast and lunchtime. It is an effective and creative way of introducing fresh fruits and veggies as healthy snack options. Students thoroughly enjoy the variety of fresh fruits and veggies and are excited to try new things!
Food Service Director
603.924.3336, ext. 2060