School Menus and Nutrition Information
Ready for the cooler weather with comfort foods
As the seasons change and the winter season approaches, we have updated our menus include the kid favorites - like hearty soups and grilled cheese sandwich, chili and more. But there still is no shortage of a healthy items with whole grains, reduced fat and lower sodium ingredients, and packed with 100% fruits and vegetables. Students can still enjoy our new additions this fall like 3-cheese Cavatappi (fancy Mac&Cheese) new Chicken Bites (tastes like Chick-Fil-A) and Garlic Parm flatbread sandwiches to name a few. Our Georgia Farm to School Harvest of the Month is going strong with all sorts of cool weather crops like sweet potatoes, beets, citrus fruits, carrots and kale among others. Of course, we will feature crisp GA mountain apples. All of these fruit and vegetable options are LOCALLY or GA GROWN - a perfect accompaniment for the yummy entrees that keep breakfast and lunch exciting and super healthy. Encourage your students to try these healthy options. Check out the menus below.
For specific school menus, noting any changes from recommended menus, please visit: www.mealviewer.com or get the FREE mobile app. Creating an account is easy and provides a way to view school menus with allergen, carbohydrate and calorie info.
Stay tuned for exciting menus to be rolled out soon for the start of sy 2020-21.
Menus will also be modified to accommodate the requirement for Gluten-free selections.
Menus are posted as pdf. files. You can download Acrobat Reader for free to print these files.
A+ BREAKFASTS OFFERED
Our A+ Breakfast menu offers many daily choices of kid-favorite and nutritious breakfast items so one is sure to find something they love. Power Up for A+ learning with breakfast at school. Research studies show that kids who eat breakfast feel better and have higher scores on standardized tests. Many children's appetites don't wake up right away, so breakfast at school is a great option - convenient and it offers a healthy portion of protein, energy, vitamins and minerals for learning and growth.
As a part of the Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act, USDA set limits on some key nutrients in school meals. To help us meet the lower sodium targets, nonfat chocolate milk is not 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. At many schools this year we will offer healthy yogurt & fruit smoothies as an entree choice in the breakfast meal.
Remember that eating breakfast at school is a convenient and healthy way to start the learning day.
Please note that schools try to serve the menus as planned; however there are times when the menu at any school may change without prior notice due to availability of foods or other circumstances at the individual school.
What does your student get in a school lunch?
School lunch meals include an entree with protein and whole grain-rich breads or grains, with 3-4 servings of fruits and vegetables with a focus on nutrient-rich dark green and red/orange vegetables, and legumes as choices, and skim or 1% low-fat milk. We also offer salad and sandwich meals that meet these same meal components. For $2.80 or less, school lunch is the BEST Meal Deal in town.
School Meals ARE Healthy!
Our menus may surprise you!
- Menus highlight the focus on vegetable sub-groups of dark green, red-orange, and legumes with many choices and great new recipes.
- Multiple fruit choices offered daily.
- Salads are a combination of dark green romaine lettuce, spinach and organic spring mix complimented with low fat dressing choices.
- Grains served are Whole-Grain Rich with whole grain rolls and bread sticks, whole wheat tortillas, brown rice, whole grain pastas, whole grain flat bread and pizza crusts, and many more.
FOOD INGREDIENT INFORMATION
The School Nutrition Program office maintains a ±500 page notebook with the ingredient statements for all food products purchased for the school nutrition program. This information is gathered from actual food labels and manufacturer's product information statements. We will be working to update with New product info prior to the start of school.
Parents of children with food allergies or intolerances are encouraged to look at this notebook so that they can identify the food items that their child can or cannot consume to guide their child's food selections in school meals.
NOTE: This information is provided as a service and reflects the best information that we have or is available to us at the moment. Manufacturers may change product ingredients without our notice.
ALSO, in order to have adequate quantities of foods to serve over 25,000 school meals per day, the school nutrition program can receive substitutions by the distributor of foods other than those specified or listed here on very short notice. The program does not have the ability to notify parents or provide updated ingredient information on these substitutions. Please consider this when deciding which school meals your child should eat.
As a convenience, this information from the notebook resources is being compiled into pdf. files in to be viewed online. View the ingredient files. This information has been updated as of Aug 2019