Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students;
First, I want to welcome you back to school and I hope you had a great summer. Also I want to update you on what has happened in the past 6 months reguarding child nutrition in schools. In January 13, 2011 the USDA proposed many changes that will effect the Child Nutrition Programs here at Kingston Public Schools. Some of these changes will be immediate and others we will have 10 years to impliment the full change. Some changes you might want to be aware of are milk, whole wheat, and calorie guidlines for students.
The major change in the calories is that their is now a cap on how much we can serve based on calories.
Min-max calories (kcal) a b .... 350–500 400–550 450–600
Min-max calories (kcal) a b .... 550–650 600–700 750–850
To read the entire proposed guidlines go to: http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Governance/Legislation/nutritionstandards.htm. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 580-564-9241. Thank you and I hope everyone has a good school year.