What We Do
The mission of Nutrition Services is to develop all students into well-rounded, lifelong learners, with a solid nutritional foundation. We accomplish this by guaranteeing a safe, nurturing and colorful dining environment that inspires individual choice and integrates the benefits of a diverse and nutritional variety of selections.
HHFKA = Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act
New School Nutrition Regulations Mean Changes for Roseburg School District Meals
This fall there will be some changes to the School meal requirements that are being mandated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The law will require more whole grains, more and different types of fruits and vegetables and foods with lower sodium. You may have heard about these changes on the news.
Here at the Roseburg School District, we began making similar changes to our menus a few years ago. Many of our menu items are now made with healthier ingredients such as whole grains, we have been modifying recipes to include less sodium and saturated fat, we have switched to only 1% or non-fat milk, our snacks and beverages meet nutrition guidelines established for lower sugar, fat and sodium, and our menus include more fruits and vegetables.
We will be educating your child about the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle and using the USDA ChooseMyPlate as a symbol of how to build healthier meals. We have always encouraged students to try fruits and vegetables, but students will now be required to take at least ½ cup of fruits and vegetables every day as a part of the new regulations. We encourage you to speak with your child about these requirements and encourage them to consume these foods as well. It’s not good nutrition if it’s not consumed!
Summary of Changes Based on USDA Guidelines
- Menu planning is changing from Nutrient based to Food Based
- Meals will consist of 5 components: grains, meat/alternate, fruit, vegetable, and milk
- Whole grains will make up as least 50% of the grains served
- Sodium content will continue to be reduced by 50% over 10 years
- Only 1% or non-fat milk will be served
- Increased availability of fruits and vegetables
- Students must select 3 of the 5 food groups
- One of the 3 food groups selected must be ½ cup of fruit or vegetables
For more information please feel free to call your Nutrition Services Director @ 541-440-4023.
INTERESTED IN WORKING FOR NUTRITION SERVICES?
Nutrition Services is looking for consistent and dependable Food Service Substitutes to help during the school year. If your are interested in a substitute postition in Food Service, please contact Kris Parker @ 541-440-4023, or Tracy Powell @ 541-440-4008.