The goal of Mankato Area School District's Foodservice Department is to provide students with healthy food that tastes good. The menu is planned according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's nutrition standards. These standards include meeting specific requirements for calories, fat, protein, and sodium and ensuring students are offered whole grain items as well as a variety of fruits and vegetables every day of the week.
The USDA’s Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act requires schools to:
• Offer fruit and vegetables daily
• Offer only whole grain-rich items
• Include the 5 vegetable subgroups weekly
• Offer only fat-free or low-fat dairy items
• On average, the planned lunch contains <10% saturated fat and 0 grams trans fat, 600-650 calories for grades K-8, and 750-850 calories for grades 9-12.
MN Dept of Ed: Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act School Lunch Meal Pattern
MN Dept Of Ed: School Breakfast Meal Pattern
Carb & Allergen List
Milk Nutrition Information