HEALTHY CHANGES IN OUR SCHOOL CAFETERIAS

Dear LaPorte Community School Corporation Families:

This fall, LaPorte Community school cafeterias are meeting tough new federal nutrition standards for school meals, ensuring that meals are healthy and well-balanced and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school. Now is a great time to encourage your kids to choose school lunch!!

School meals offer students milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains, and they must meet strict limits on saturated fat and portion size. Starting in School Year 2014-2015, school lunches will meet additional standards requiring:

- Age-appropriate calorie limit
- Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students must take at least one serving of produce)
- A wider variety 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

We’re always working to offer LaPorte Community school students healthier and tastier choices. School meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families too! Payments for school meals may be made in three ways – check, cash or online deposits. The online system will allow you to make secure online payments into your child’s breakfast/lunch account, view all of your child’s purchase history and account balances. Go to  Myschoolbucks.com to create a account. The link is on the Food Service webpage. Deposits will post to your students account the same day.  If you have any question please call us at 362-8823.