General Manager Laurie Yohn, SNS explains the USDA nutritional guidelines relative to field trip/bag lunches provided by NSLP food service programs.
CKC's executive chef creates our school lunch menus with a "commodities first" mindset to reduce our schools' overall food costs. When your school receives your USDA Foods survey this spring, contact General Manager Laurie Yohn, SNS to help you designate which foods to choose.
The USDA issued a final rule on flexibilities granted to the nutritional guidelines governing child nutrition programs, including the National School Lunch Program. Basically, the provisions granted on a temporary basis in 2017 have now become permanent.
The USDA's Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program is a great way for eligible schools to introduce students to a variety of fresh produce and increase their consumption of unprocessed fruits and vegetables. CKC client schools already participating the program have found it to be easy to implement and welcomed by students and staff.