Armstrong School District lunch prices hold steady
Lunch prices across Armstrong School District will not change this year. Armstrong School District administrators plan to hold the cost of lunches at $2.25 for elementary and $2.50 for secondary students, according to food services director LuAnn Fee.
Breakfast prices will also hold steady at $1.25, Fee added.
Over the last five years, the cost of lunch has increased by 5 percent in the elementary schools, and 14 percent in the secondary schools, from $2.15 in 2009-10 to $2.25 in the elementary school, and $2.50 in secondary schools this year.
According to the district website, the United States Department of Agriculture requires that lunches include:
• Between 550 to 650 calories for kindergarten through fifth grade, 600 to 700 calories for sixth through eighth grades, and 750 to 850 calories for grades nine through 12.
• At least one serving of fruits or vegetables.
• A variety of fruits and vegetables, offering at least three-quarters to one cup of vegetables, plus a half to one cup of fruit.
• At least half of the grain-based foods must be whole-grain enriched, and by next year, all grain-based foods must be whole-grain enriched.
• Less than 10 percent of calories can come from saturated fat, and each item contains zero grams per serving of trans fat.
• Only fat-free unflavored, 1 percent unflavored and fat-free flavored milk.
• Sodium must be limited to a maximum of 740 milligrams per meal, on average.
Brad Pedersen is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-543-1303, ext. 1337, or email@example.com.
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