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RCS District Office
P.O. Box 100
15 Mountain Road
Ravena, NY 12143
(518) 756-5200
Robert K. Libby,
Superintendent

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Letter to Parents Regarding New Nutrition Standards

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs are undergoing changes following the recent implementation of new Nutrition Standards under the Federal Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. RCS will be following the federally-established timeline for the introduction of these new standards, beginning in the 2012-13 school year

The primary intention of the legislation and new nutrition standards is to adjust the dietary guidelines that were established fifteen years ago to align with current research and nutrition recommendations. Studies show that while students of all ages need the same nutrients to help their brains and bodies grow strong, they need different amounts of those nutrients during different periods of their development.

New portion controls and caloric limits will be in place this year, which reflect the USDA recommendations for healthy Americans. We are balancing our plates to best meet the caloric needs and the portioning of fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins and dairy for children at all ages, and to help your child achieve their peak performance in their academic, athletic and extra-curricular endeavors.

RCS food service is dedicated to providing nutritious and delicious meals for our students, and to teaching them the critical role nutrition plays in fueling their mind and body. Great eating habits now can keep your child healthy throughout the school year, and for the rest of their lives.

You can access information at www.chooseMyPlate.gov. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to give me a call at 756-4508.

Eat well be healthy!
The Food Guy
Douglas Porter