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Nutrition Services

Our Mission

The mission of Global Scholars Academy School Nutrition Services is to distribute quality meals and institute a nutritious program which supports the educational and physical growth of students.

In order to achieve this mission, we are dedicated to:

  • Concentrating on the nutritional needs of our students
  • Educating students on making healthy choices as a lifelong dietary habit

The Breakfast Program

Breakfast is offered daily before the start of the day.

A breakfast consists of:

1) An entrée made with grain and/or meat/meat alternate

2) Milk

3) Fruit and a juice

All students will be required to take all items in order to receive the meal at free, reduced or paid meal prices. Only a complete school breakfast can qualify for student paid pricing, reduced price or free. If a student does not select a complete breakfast as outlined above, they will have to pay individually for the items they chose.

The Lunch Program

Lunch consists of:

1) Meat/Meat alternate

2) Grain

3) Vegetable

4) Fruit

5) Milk.

Students must take all items to be considered a reimbursable meal and avoid ala carte pricing. The menus follow the Enhanced-Food Based Guidelines established by the USDA and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which assure breakfast meets one-fourth and lunch meets one-third of the daily recommended intake of calories, fat, proteins, vitamins and minerals for students. Child Nutrition provides meatless meals for students as an option to dietary or lifestyle choices. Each month the menu features 1 meatless entrée.

Global Scholars Academy meals meet the USDA guidelines for low saturated fat, cholesterol, zero added trans fats, whole grains, high fiber and reduced sodium.

Health and Wellness Policy

Global Scholars Academy is committed to providing a school environment that promotes a positive culture of health and wellness. Global Scholars Academy applies practices that reduce childhood obesity and enhance students’ ability to learn by executing healthy eating, physical activity in a tobacco and drug-free culture while demonstrating habits that support lifelong physical and mental wellness.

For more information on Health and Wellness Policy click here.

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