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National School Breakfast Week: March 6-10
When you purchase a breakfast during the week of March 6-10, you’re entered to win a special breakfast with the superintendent, Dr. Felty at Landis Run! Up to 5 chances to win/student with purchase.
What makes our lunches at Township healthier?
- Students must take a 1/2 cup serving of fruit or vegetable when buying a meal
- Our grains are at least 1/2 whole grain which help control blood sugar levels and are a source of fiber which helps you stay fuller longer
- We offer a variety of vegetables every week — vitamin A-rich baby carrots are available daily, we offer dark green vegetables at least once/week and daily when we have salads available (Chicken Caesar, Tossed or Chef Salads are available daily for grades 5-12). We offer beans, legumes at least once a week — a great source of fiber, iron and plant protein.
- We frequently offer vegetarian entrees or vegetarian possible entrees (eliminating the meat and offering beans/cheese in place of the meat). Look for the “V” behind the entrees on the menus.
- We’ve cut back on the amount of sodium in our foods
- All of our snacks are SmartSnacks — healthier versions of what you find in the grocery stores with more whole grain, less total fat, less saturated fat and less sodium. And each SmartSnack is 200 calories or less per serving.
- Our milk is all fat-free or low-fat
All these benefits and the food still tastes & looks great!
Domino’s Pizza is back for K-6 in February!
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Our Lunches look a little different this school year:
At the Elementary, Landis Run & Middle School all students will be limited to a choice of 1 fruit option at lunchtime.
We encourage students to take a fresh fruit, but a fruit juice slushie does count as a fruit.
Additional fruit can be purchased for $0.5o each
At the High School, students who take a meal ($2.50 or $3.50) option can also take up to 2 fruit, 2 vegetables and a milk.
Exceptions include a salad (which counts as 2 vegetables) — students can still take up to 2 fruit and a milk;
fruit & yogurt tray — students can still take up to 2 vegetables and a milk.
Please note that some menu entrees cost $3.50, others $2.50 — free/reduced students can make any entrée a meal by adding a minimal 1/2 cup portion of fruit or vegetable. Please see the menu for entrée pricing.
Any questions regarding the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, a la carte snacks, etc.
Please contact our nutritionist, Kristen Feaga (“figgy”) at FeagaKr@mtwp.net or 717-735-1721.
Free AND Reduced Students are entitled to a FREE breakfast daily.
LRIS, MS, HS: $1.35/$2.10 (cold entrée/hot entrée)
LRIS, MS: $2.45
Reduced price students: $0.40
Some useful information for parents
Smart Snacking Ideas for Kids (from the Mom’s breakfast PowerPoint)
How much do my kids need? Recommended Daily Food Intakes (ages 1-18)
Healthy Snacking Recipes- 4 recipes
NHLBI’s Keep the Beat – Healthy Family Meals in addition to great recipes, including new dips for veggies
We like offering fresh fruits & vegetables when they’re available and in-season:
Our apple slices are now from Pennsylvania grown apples
Summer Food Program
•Call 1.866.3Hungry or 1.877.8Hambre
•Text “MEALPA” to 877877 during the summer months
•Visit the website: www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks
•Use the site locator for smartphones – www.Rangeapp.org
MEET OUR NUTRITIONIST…..
Kristen Feaga, Nutritionist, Manheim Township School District
Master of Science in Health Promotion, Mississippi State University
Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, Penn State University
Prior to coming to Manheim Township Kristen worked for the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program, a daycenter for the elderly, and the food services department of Hanover Hospital. Kristen’s research on the topic of health issues within the school setting has lead her to believe that, “Obesity prevention of children adopts an ecological approach and identifies external influences rather than focusing on the individuals. These external influences include: families, communities, schools, childcare settings, media and the portrayal of food and food choices, and the food and beverage industries. The collective effect of these influences makes a huge impact on children’s choices when it comes to making food and physical activity decisions many which influence their entire life.”
Kristen helps develop menus, performs nutrition analysis of our menus, maintains the food allergy database, and works with students to increase fruit and vegetable consumption. Feel free to contact her at: FeagaKr@Mtwp.net with your health & nutrition questions or concerns.
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