Breakfast and lunch menus have been overhauled at Alta Loma School District campuses for the 2018-2019, featuring a healthier and broader selection of food offerings and salad bars at every school.
In providing nutritious and appealing meals for students, the District’s Child Nutrition Department has implemented a number of initiatives to promote healthy eating habits while also offering an attractive array of food that students enjoy.
For example, in addition to the regular breakfast and lunch menus, the two junior high schools offer separate carts or lines with freshly made salads, sandwiches, wraps and fruit and yogurt parfaits.
ALSD food preparation personnel combined to serve a total of 96,000 breakfasts and 492,000 lunches last year. They served an average of 2,730 lunches during the two-hour lunchtime window every day last year.
All meals, foods and beverages sold or served at ALSD schools meet state and federal requirements, which are based on USDA dietary guidelines. In addition, every kitchen in the district received an “A” rating from San Bernardino County health inspections.
Breakfast and lunch are served at all schools through the National School Lunch and National School Breakfast programs. Applications for the Free and Reduced Meals program are available at each school and the Child Nutrition Office.