Health & Nutrition

 Please have your child ask if they are unsure if a food is safe!

 

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**Please scroll down for carbohydrate counts, allergy information, FAQ, and other helpful links** 

 

2016 PSSA SNACKS

PSSA Snacks 2016

Blueberry upstate farms non fat yogurt 4oz.
Strawberry upstate farms, non fat yogurt 4 oz.
Strawberry banana upstate farms reduced sugar non fat yogurt 8 oz.
Raspberry Upstate farms non fat yogurt 4 oz.
Blueberry upstate farms non fat yogurt 4oz.
Peach, upstate farms non fat reduced sugar yogurt 4 oz
Cherry vanilla upstate farms non fat yogurt 4 oz

Food Allergies

We understand that food allergies can be very serious, which is why we are working together with our nursing faculty to take all precautions possible when it comes to allergies and your child. Please fill out the allergy form under health services and send to your school nurse.

If you have additional questions or request daily substitutions, please notify the district office food service department and we will accommodate in any way that we can.

**Although all allergies are taken seriously, substitutions are only made by request for students with disabling allergies.**

We do have a gluten-free menu for those with celiac disease as well as a gluten-free elect menu, please just ask.

**Manufacturers are updating recipe formulas, and we are continually updating our menus.
For the most up-to-date information, please call Lisa McCarty at 717-569-8231, ext. 3099. Or our nutritionist, Kristen Feaga at 717-735-1721**

Ingredient Labels

(added 3/8/16) On the March menu (LR, MS, HS) — mini pepperoni strombolis will be replaced with mini cheese crescents (a vegetarian option; contains wheat, soy, milk)

Due to a recent recall a lot of our chicken products may have changed.

Please have your child ask if they are unsure if a food is safe!

ENTREES:

Bongards Am Cheese (sandwiches, burgers)

Bosco sticks

Buffalo chicken pizza

Chicken Nuggets  

Gold Kist Chicken Strips (chicken strip sub)

Goldkist Breaded Chicken Patty  (also Buffalo Chicken Patty w/ Texas Pete hotsauce)

Goldkist popcorn chicken (also Buffalo popcorn chicken w/ Texas Pete)

Chicken Sticks

Corn Dog Nuggets

French Toast Sticks Farm Rich (updated 10/29/15)

Nature Valley Granola(on yogurt bar, parfait)

Grilled Cheese Hot of the Grill

Hamburger

Jennie-O Deli Turkey (for wraps, sandwiches & subs)

Jennie-O Deli Ham (for wraps, sandwiches & subs)

Land O’Lakes light string cheese(on yogurt bar)

ES Foods Mac & Cheese(served at w/ hot dog as a side or an entree)

Jamwich – PB&J

Max Stix

Meatballs, Sauce & Cheese (for meatball sub, pasta & meatballs)

Mozzarella sticks & sauce (Farm Rich)

Mickey’s Pizza

Bake Crafters Blueberry Muffin (breakfast & yogurt bar)

Nardone’s Personal Cheese Pizza

Nardone’s 4×6 Cheese Pizza Nardone’s Cheese Pizza

Taco 2′fers(MS)

Vanilla Yogurt Upstate Farms (parfait, yogurt bar)

Walking Taco

 

WHOLE GRAINS

Morabito 5in. Italian steak roll

Morabito 6in. steak roll

Morabito 100% whole wheat bread

Morabito dinner roll

Morabito hamburger bun

Morabito hot dog bun

Morabito: “I am happy to tell you we do not have peanuts or tree nuts in any of our products and they are not allowed in the plant.” Some products at the facility contain seeds: Sesame, Caraway, Poppy, and Fennel. 

Pretzel Bun J&J (cheesy pretzel bun, ham & cheese)

VEGETABLES:

Starchy: Peas  French Fries  Tater Tots

Red/Orange:  carrots (served daily), roasted sweet potatoes, tomato soup, butternut squash

Beans/Legumes: refried beans, cheesy bean dip, baked beans, roasted chickpeas, black bean salsa

Dark Green: Romaine lettuce, tossed salad, Caesar salad, broccoli

Other: cauliflower, cucumbers, celery, green beans, beets, spaghetti squash, zucchini, iceberg lettuce

  • Roasted vegetables are cooked with extra virgin olive oil and a bit of salt.

FRUIT:

Applesauce Apple slices, Pineapple, Fresh Kiwi, Fresh Apples, Bananas,

Orange Wedges Fresh-Frozen Strawberries & Blueberries, Mandarin Oranges

Peaches, Apricot Halves

Pears

Raisins

BREAKFAST ITEMS:

Banana Bread    Banana Muffin      Blueberry Muffin     Breakfast Bun     Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffin      Cinnamon Danish Twists

Cinnamon Roll WG     Croissant (for b’fast sandwich) (not ELEM)   

Egg Patty (for b’fast sandwich) (not ELEM)    Jones sausage (served with French Toast)       Pillsbury Pancakes Maple (not ELEM)

Pillsbury Pancakes Strawberry (not ELEM)   Poptarts (snack =1pk, b’fast =2pk)        Suncup Apple Juice 4 oz cup 

 

SNACK ITEMS:

All of our snacks are “Smart Snacks” per USDA guidelines:

≤ 200 calories, ≤ 200mg sodium

<10% of calories from saturated fat and ≤35% of calories from fat

<0.5 g of trans fat/serving

< 35% of sugar / weight of item

1st ingredient must be a whole grain, fruit, vegetable, dairy product or protein food

MTWP Snacks – our cookies have changed, check back for update.

Bongards Mozzarella Stick 1oz      Bongards Cheddar Stick 1oz

Darlington Cinnamon Breakfast Squares (nut-free, contains wheat & egg, updated 3/16)    Darlington Nut Free notice     

BeneFIT Cookie 1oz – choc chip    Cheez-it Cheddar Loco     Cheez-it Cheddar WG    Doritos cool ranch   Doritos RF original  

Doritos sweet chili    Herr’s Baked Original    Hershey’s Ice Cream & Juice Bars    Hershey’s Ice Cream Cones & Sandwiches   

Hershey’s Ice Cream Cups   Hershey’s Twist Cones     Oven Baked Cheetos    Oven Baked Tostitos    

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers      Pretzel Snack Size  Quaker Snack Mix   Reduced Sugar Fruit Roll-ups  

Smartfood Popcorn   Izze Sparkling Pomegranate  Izze Sparkling Clementine Izze Sparkling Apple

Izze Sparkling Blackberry  Fruit 2O

Updated 3/4/2016

*We will continue to try and provide an accurate ingredient list. If you should have any questions or concerns please contact the food service department directly to verify ingredients. 
*The accuracy of our allergen list is only as accurate as the information that manufacturers give us. We do request nutrition fact sheets for our products and we collect ingredient labels off of cases. Unfortunately, ingredients are sometimes changed by manufacturers without notice.

Carbohydrate Counts

For an updated list of carbohydrate counts, please check back often as products may change. Updated: 10/6/16

Cold breakfast items Carbohydrate Count 2016-17

Click here for the ELEM Carbohydrate Count, lunch options 2016-17

for Landis Run LR CHO count, lunch options 2016-17

for Middle School MS CHO count, lunch options 2016-17

 

for High School

FAQs

Why is an unhealthy option, such as slush puppies, available to students?

-          Although the name can be deceiving, the Slush Puppie brand has come out with a new line that is strictly made out of fruit juice. Therefore, this counts as a low-fat, fruit option for the students. In the elementary schools, the Slush Puppies do not contain food dye.

 

Why does it seem like you’re always serving chicken?

-          After testing out many menu items, chicken seems to be what our students prefer. Although we do offer other proteins such as cheese, beef crumbles, burgers, and turkey, the chicken products seem to largely out sell the other protein options.

What can I do, as a parent, to make my child eat better?

-          Be a role model!

-          Discuss the menu with your child before they get to school, so they know what to expect and how you feel about the various options.

-          Talk about fresh fruits and vegetables often at home.

-          Replace your snacks with fruit or vegetables and a nut butter.

-          Take your child to the grocery store or market to help shop for healthy produce.

-          Explain to your child about what a well-balanced meal is (protein, starch, vegetables, fruit, and dairy).

-          Teach moderation, not elimination.

-          Talk to them about the importance of dairy. (Vitamin D for healthy immunity, calcium for strong bones and teeth, B vitamins for digestion, muscle tone, and skin.)

For more ideas visit: http://children.webmd.com/features/your-childs-nutrition-power-parents.

What are these new regulations that everyone is talking about?

-     The Manheim Township School District participates in The National School Lunch Program (NSLP), which mandates that we serve foods based on the standards that the government sets in order to get funding.

-          The new regulations set calorie limits for students based on grade level.

They also:

-          Increase availability of fresh fruit and vegetables (weekly and dairy requirements).

-          Assures that all grains sold are part-whole grain. (This effects our breaded chicken nuggets, pizza crust, and all other products that contain grain.)

-          Sets fat limits in that less than 10% of all kcals can be from saturated fat.

-          Decrease the amount of sodium in all foods sold.

-            Mandate that all a la carte items must be less than 35% fat, 35% sugar, and they all have sodium and kcal requirements as well.

Why does my child have to take 3 food items?

-          Since the Manheim Township School District,participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) that mandates we serve foods based on the standards that the government sets. Each child must take three items (from different food groups) in order to increase nutrient consumption. Since there are different nutrients in different food groups, variety and amount of nutrients ingested do increase using this program.

My child gets free or reduced lunch, when he/she packs can he/she still get a milk for free? 

-          No, due to the regulations of the NSLP standards, the school will not get federally refunded unless the child takes food from 3 different food groups.

For more information please contact us or visit the websites below.

Information about the National School Breakfast Program: http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/SBPfactsheet.pdf

Information about the National School Lunch Program: http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/NSLPFactSheet.pdf

Other Helpful Sights:
http://traytalk.org

http://fnic.nal.usda.gov/lifecycle-nutrition/child-nutrition-and-health

http://www.fns.usda.gov/child-nutrition-programs

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/

http://children.webmd.com/features/your-childs-nutrition-power-parents

http://myplate.gov/

Food safety:
http://www.fightbac.org/