Director of Food Services
Food Service Liaison
EAT BREAKFAST AT SCHOOL!
Community Eligibility Provision provides a FREE Breakfast to all students enrolled in the Dearborn Public School District.
Please check with your building for service times.
Did you know…… School Breakfast Helps Kids Learn!
Improves math test scores, Helps with comprehension and memory. Helps with vocabulary tests. Improves performance on demanding mental tasks and reaction to frustration. Helps reduce the number of mistakes. Reduces tardiness. Improves attention and behavior. Provides the nutrition needed to learn.
Encourage your child to join us every day for breakfast!
Great news for you and your students! All enrolled students of Dearborn Public Schools, are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household. No further action is required of you. Your child/children will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee.
Mornings can be really crazy…the alarm doesn’t go off…the kids don’t want to get up…there’s no time to eat breakfast before the bus comes…or they’re just not ready to eat. Or maybe your teenager grabs a can of soda and a candy bar on the way to school. If this sounds like your house, we have good news for you.
Breakfast is served at school! School breakfast will give your child a healthy start to the day. A nutritious breakfast helps students be more alert so they can learn more in class. Breakfast has vitamins and nutrients for a strong and healthy body.
Breakfast at school is affordable, too. If you qualify for free and reduced price meals, you also qualify for the breakfast program, with no additional paperwork. You can’t find a healthy breakfast at such a low cost anywhere else. Check with your school’s office for serving times. Help your child start the day right with school breakfast!
What’s in a school Meal?
School meals offer students milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains – and they must meet strict limits on saturated fat and portion size. Starting this fall, school lunches throughout the county will meet additional standards, including:
• Age-appropriate calorie limits for elementary, middle and high school meals.
• Larger servings of veggies and fruits: Students must take at least one serving (½ cup) of fruits or vegetables with their school lunch at all grade levels.
• A wider variety of vegetables, including offerings of dark green and red/ orange vegetables and legumes.
• Fat-free or 1% milk will be offered, with flavored milk only available fat-free!
• More whole grains: Greater than 50% of bread items offered in school cafeterias will now be whole grain.
• Reduction of sodium in school meals will be gradual with the end goal of 740 mg of sodium per meal on average.
Did you know?
This fall, school cafeterias in Wayne County 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!
The changes described to the right will require more work and careful planning for all school districts, especially as we get used to the new guidelines. The new menus will no doubt take some getting used to for our customers, too. The end result of these changes will be healthier meals for our kids – and well-nourished kids do better in school!
HealthyfoodLaunched in June 2011, USDA’s MyPlate replaced MyPyramid as the Government’s primary food group symbol as an easy-to-understand Visual cue to help consumers adopt healthy eating habits consistent with 2010 Dietary Guidelines. Dividing the plate into four sections: fruits, Vegetables, grains and proteins, as well as a glass representing dairy Products, it shows consumers how they can incorporate the recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines into every meal. Learn More
|FOOD ITEM||CALORIES||Serving Size||CARBS||SODIUM||SUGAR||PROTEIN|
|Hummus Portion Packs||130||2 oz||13||490 mg||2||5|
|Galaxy Pizza||290||4.46 oz||32||590 mg||13||16|
|Fish Nuggets||220||4 Nuggets||21||760 mg||1||13|
|Quesadilla||330||4.83 oz||40||830 mg||3||16|
|Bosco Sticks||140||1 Stick||15||210 mg||1||9|
|Macaroni & Cheese||420||1 cup||48||1460 mg||9||24|
|Shrimp Poppers||180||3 oz||21||530 mg||1||9|
|Blueberry Pancakes||210||1 Pouch||35||310 mg||11||4|
|Fish Patty||180||1 Patty||16||190 mg||1||14|
|Bean & Cheese Burrito||291.11||1 Burrito||40.95||478.94 mg||1.33||15.6|
|Cheesy Garlic Flatbread||310||2 Sticks||38||580 mg||12||15|
|French Bread Cheese Pizza||350||4.50 oz||29||450 mg||2||22|
|Cheese Pizza||320||153 g||31||380 mg||7||22|
|Italian Cheese Stuffer||310||4.15 oz||34||590 mg||6||17|
|Nacho Lil Bites||270||8 pieces||32||440 mg||1||11|
|Pizza Cheese Cruncher||210||2 pieces||21||400 mg||1||10|
|Vegetarian Chili||124||4 oz||18||261 mg||3||6|
|Taco Filling||111||3.17 oz||5||292 mg||2||13|
|Hot Dogs||180||1 Frank||2||480 mg||1||6|
|Chicken Patty||230||1 Patty||14||380 mg||1||22|
|Chicken Nuggets||250||3 pieces||15||410 mg||1||25|
|Fish Sticks||220||4 sticks||22||210 mg||1||15|
|Spaghetti||149||3.53 oz||11||287 mg||4||8|
|Pizza Pocket||150||2 pieces||17||370 mg||3||7|
|Grilled Cheese||280||1 each||31||570 mg||5.65||18.55|
|Halal Hamburger||160||1 each||11||95 mg||0||10|
|Vegetable Pinwheel||280||1 each||30||360 mg||3||17|
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