Thursday, August 30, 2012

Announcements 8-31-12

SACS School Meals Meet Tough New Nutrition Standards

As St. Albans City School students return to school this fall, they'll find healthy new choices in their school cafeteria.

St. Albans City School will be serving school meals that meet tough new federal standards, ensuring that meals are healthy, well-balanced and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school.

School meals offer students milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains, and they must meet strict limits for saturated fat and portion size. Starting this school year, school lunches will meet additional standards requiring:

  • Age-appropriate calorie limits
  • Larger Servings of vegetables and fruits (student must take at least one serving of produce)
  • A wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes
  • Fat-free or 1% milk (flavored must be fat-free)
  • More whole grains
  • And less sodium
"We're always working to offer St. Albans City School students healthier and tastier choices," said Nina Hansen, Food Service Director for The Abbey Group. "In addition to meeting new nutrition standards, we're also part of USDA's Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, Fuel Up to Play 60, and The Learning Kitchen. 

School meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families. It's $1.10 for breakfast and $1.60 for lunch. Free and Reduced Lunch application can be fund online at: or by calling Desiree Gunter at 527-0565 ext. 3006.

To find out more about St. Albans City School's healthy school meals visit:

Field Trip

The Voyagers are going to the Pool from 2:30-4:45

SACS Daily Wellness

 Today's wellness tip comes from the USDA.  

For everyone:   Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.   

Consider this advice when going to the cafeteria for lunch or eating dinner at home.

Suggestions for how families can increase fruit intake.

  • Keep a bowl of whole fruit on the table, counter, or in the refrigerator.
  • Refrigerate cut-up fruit to store for later.
  • Buy fresh fruits in season when they may be less expensive and at their peak flavor.
  • Buy fruits that are dried, frozen, and canned (in water or 100% juice) as well as fresh, so that you always have a supply on hand.
  • Consider convenience when shopping. Try pre-cut packages of fruit (such as melon or pineapple chunks) for a healthy snack in seconds. Choose packaged fruits that do not have added sugars.

Hot Lunch Entree for Friday August 31st

Chicken Fajitas
Chicken, Sautéed Onions &; Peppers, Soft Flour Tortilla, Salsa, Cabot Sour Cream
Brown Rice Pilaf
Warm Black Beans
Celery Sticks
Fresh Fruit
Farm Fresh Milk