5 Interesting Facts About School Meals
Are you wondering whether school meals are a smart choice this school year? Below are 5 things you may not know about your school’s nutrition program to help you decide.
- School nutrition professionals are required to be trained on food safety, and school nutrition programs are required to be inspected, just like your favorite restaurants.
- Georgia schools have the highest Food Service Health Inspection scores.
- Every school kitchen in Georgia has qualified, certified ServSafe staff members.
- When schools closed in March 2020, the cafeterias did not.
- School nutrition staff have already practiced and adapted to new COVID-19 guidelines.
- From the time schools closed in March, through the end of the school year, Georgia school nutrition professionals provided nearly 30 million meals.
- Schools nutrition programs support local farmers by serving Georgia-grown produce.
- School meals benefit students, parents and school staff.
- Breakfast and lunch programs are stronger when more people participate.
- We could all use a break from planning and packing lunch, washing out containers, and tracking down missing ice packs.
- Breakfast at school means one less thing to worry about in your busy morning.
- School cafeterias serve smart foods that help build strong bodies and minds.
- School meals are required to meet nutrition criteria based on national health guidelines.
- School nutrition professionals provide food-based learning resources to the school community.