School Day for Parents
Your child picks up all of your attitudes and behaviors — including your eating habits. Since kids love to copy what their parents do, they are likely to mimic your willingness to try new foods. Read this flyer...
The Build-a-Tray™ program is an interactive game that Children participate in, while they walk through the lunch line and fill their lunch trays. The shapes and colors represent the 5 food groups of the Food Pyramid site. Match and fill your 5 tray sections, with at least 3 of the 5 food components, required on your school lunch line.
This program is in tandem with Offer Verses Serve, using Traditional Food Based Menu Planning and with the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).
As part of the National School Lunch Program and
Section 10-221q of the Connecticut General Statutes,
Beverages Allowed in Connecticut Public Schools is as follows.
Only five categories of beverages can be sold to students in public schools at all times
and from all sources.
The categories are:
- Milk (flavored or plain) with no more than 4 grams of sugars per ounce and no artificial sweeteners.
- Nondairy milks, such as soy or rice milk, which may be flavored but contain no artificial sweeteners, no more than 4 grams
of sugar per ounce, no more than 35 percent of calories from fat per portion and no more than 10 percent of calories from saturated fat per portion.
- 100 percent fruit juice, vegetable juice or combination of such juices, containing no added sugars, sweeteners or artificial sweeteners.
- Beverages that contain only water and fruit or vegetable juice and have no added sugars, sweeteners or artificial sweeteners.
- Water, which may be flavored but contains no added sugars, sweeteners, artificial sweeteners or caffeine.
Portion size of allowable beverages is limited to no more than 12 fluid ounces, with the exception of water.