Food and Nutrition
Proper nutrition is essential for the success of our students and our academic programs. The Holy Family Food and Nutrition Services Department is committed to their role in maintaining a learning and working environment that promotes and protects our students’ health, well-being and ability to learn by supporting healthy dietary habits.
The food and nutrition services department works in partnership with the Holy Family wellness committee to ensure that breakfast and lunch options are served with consideration for nutritional integrity, variety, appeal, taste, safety and packaging.
Meals served at all Holy Family schools meet the new USDA nutrition standards issued in 2015–2016, which require the following:
- Half the tray should be vegetables and fruits (at least one half-cup serving of each)
- Age-appropriate calorie limits
- A wider selection of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes
- Fat-free or 1% milk (flavored milk must be fat-free)
- More whole grains
- Less sodium
According to USDA guidelines, anything less than a full meal will be charged as individual items. For a detailed listing of the specifications outlined by the USDA and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, visit USDA’s ChooseMyPlate.gov.