Director: Vicky Blankenship
208-455-3331 ext 1
What's in a School Meal?
School meals offer students milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains – and they must meet strict limits on saturated fat and portion size. Starting this fall, school lunches throughout the county will meet additional standards, including:
• Age-appropriate calorie limits for elementary, middle and high school meals.
• Larger servings of veggies and fruits: Students must take at least one serving (½ cup) of fruits or vegetables with their school lunch at all grade levels.
• A wider variety of vegetables, including offerings of dark green and red/ orange vegetables and legumes.
• Fat-free or 1% milk will be offered, with flavored milk only available fat-free!
• More whole grains: Greater than 51% of bread items offered in school cafeterias will now be whole grain.
• Target 1 sodium requirments in the 9-12 age group for school lunch 1420 mg. sodium.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382.
If you have specific questions, please contact the food service department in your child's school or the Food Service, (208) 455-3331.
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