JPS CORE PROGRAMS -
National School Breakfast has seen increasing participation in the School Breakfast Program
Jefferson Middle School students Jovian Rosa and Jomar Medero Montanez enjoy healthy foods, including a grilled chicken sandwich and fruit, at lunch.
9.3 million children served daily nationwide
1.6 billion breakfasts served annually
22 percent of kids do not eat breakfast on school days
JPS BREAKFAST PROGRAM
Participation: 1,200 per day or 22 percent of the district
National School Lunch has seen increasing participation in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) 29.6 million children served daily
95 percent of schools nationwide participate in the (NSLP )
4.9 billion lunches served annually
Participation: 3,800 daily or 71 percent of the District
School Meals are balanced and Healthy
Lunches that are part of the national School Lunch Program (NSLP) must meet nutrition guidelines including:
limiting fat and saturated fats in meals
providing of the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of protein calcium, iron, and vitamins A and C
NSLP lunches meet dietary guidelines
NSLP lunches are served in age appropriate serving sizes and provide the right balance of protein, dairy, whole grains, fruits and vegetables.
HOW?PARENTS CAN?GET INVOLVED
Review the cafeteria menu with your children to help them plan a balanced meal
Join your child for school breakfast or lunch as parents are always welcome.
Communicate and concerns or questions to the School Food Service Director, Walt Gaczewski at 483-4398.