• Changes in milk choices at breakfast beginning Jan 20, 2015

    As a part of the Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act, USDA set limits on some key nutrients in school meals, one of them being sodium to promote healthy blood pressure.  Starting with the 2014-2015 school year, the amount of sodium allowed in the daily breakfast meal is limited to 540 mg in K-5, 600 mg in 6-8, and 640 mg in 9-12.  These limits are based on the average 5-day week menu that includes a breakfast entrée, two ½ cup choices of fruit and low fat/nonfat milk.

    Due to the way cocoa is processed, a carton of nonfat chocolate milk provides 180 mg of sodium as compared to 125 mg for the other flavored and unflavored milks. To help us meet the sodium targets noted above, nonfat chocolate milk will no longer be offered as a breakfast milk choice.  We will continue to offer the other Mayfield milk choices: skim, 1% low-fat, as well as nonfat, low sugar strawberry and vanilla flavored milks based on customer preferences.  Students will be able to enjoy their favorite nonfat chocolate milk at lunch because the sodium limits set for lunch are higher.

    Forsyth Co. School Nutrition Program



Last Modified on January 18, 2017