All year long, we emphasize the importance of eating fresh vegetables and fruit, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, and other staples of the National School Lunch Program and Breakfast Program. We encourage students to try new foods and we explain their health benefits. However, when it comes to holiday parties and other classroom celebrations, high-sugar, high-fat snacks like cupcakes and chips are the norm. […]
In an effort to increase participation in the Breakfast program and to help students be better prepared to learn, NDS is encouraging the schools with whom we work to join the PA School Breakfast Challenge. […]
As we settle in to the 2013-2014 school year, remember that healthy foods provide essential nutrients and energy to help students focus and perform at school. Just as trying to learn on an empty stomach is almost impossible, trying to learn on a diet of sugary beverages and junk food is also unsuccessful. The National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program are designed to provide a variety of vitamins, minerals, food groups, and calorie targets appropriate for different ages. These meals offer fresh fruits and vegetables, increased whole grains, lower fat dairy products, and zero trans fat, to ensure that students are healthy and ready to learn, every day. Encourage your students to try one of our meals, for their bodies and their brains.
It’s nearly time to go back to school, and Nutritional Development Services is preparing for another school year of healthy meals. We have been enhancing our breakfast and lunch menus over the past few years to comply with the new nutrition standards provided in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. You can look forward to: […]
As we are about to come to a close of the 2012-13 school year, NDS’ School Meals Program is grateful we had the chance to partner with 6 new schools, including St. Cecilia’s, St. James, St. Francis Cabrini, St. Anthony of Padua Regional Ad Prima Charter School and Queen of Angels Regional School. The new schools are making possible 100,000 additional lunches this school year. For more info about School Meals at your school, call Anne Ayella at NDS at 267-262-8901.
NDS summer staff has begun training 2013 summer sites. Over 100 sites have been trained so far. If your site is interested in joining us in our effort to feed children during the summer months when school is out, please call us. Trainings for new and returning sites will be offered throughout May and June. Call today: 215-895-3470. We look forward to partnering with you in feeding children this summer!