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The East Baton Rouge Parish School System (EBRPSS) Child Nutrition Program (CNP) provides nutritious, appetizing and affordable meals to students and staff. CNP administrators believe that good nutrition is the key to learning and that every student has the right to be served a nutritious breakfast and lunch at the low price. These meals should be served in a clean, safe and pleasant environment.
CNP employees serve 55,000 meals daily. Schools with an after-school program that includes a tutorial component may also apply for the Supper Program that provides students with a light meal right after the school day ends. Fifteen schools participate in USDA’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. Each student is offered one lunch and one breakfast free of charge under a USDA program called Community Eligibility Provision. Students may purchase additional food items at a minimal cost or an extra meal at the adult price.
Students who eat school meals will receive meals that emphasize the importance of healthy eating habits and portion control to help maintain a healthy body weight. Studies show that students should eat breakfast daily to help boost concentration levels.
Lunch menus are printed in the local newspaper, announced on the local television during the early morning shows, and posted in all school cafeterias.
School meals in this district follow the recommended Dietary Guidelines for Americans and offer healthy choices to students. EBR has made menus healthier by adding more fruits, vegetables and whole grain rich foods to the menus. A variety of fruits, vegetables and whole grain rich products are offered to students daily and students may choose skim, low-fat, or fat free flavored milk with each meal. EBR makes food that kids like to eat, healthier.
Child Nutrition Aug. 19 2017
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