From Our Nutrition & Wellness Coordinator
Schools play a powerful role in shaping students’ lifelong eating habits and behaviors. The Alburnett Community School cafeteria isn’t just a place where kids eat. It is a positive, welcoming environment that promotes and encourages healthy food choices and engages the students in making those choices. We strive to promote student participation by involving them in menu planning, offering taste tests of new foods, and keeping them active in recipe development and feedback. Engaging students in lunchroom tastings helps introduce them to new and healthy items on our menus. Our recipe improvements include the use of “whole” protein sources and fresh spices and herbs for seasoning.
The Alburnett school Food Services program offers quality, nutritious meals that meet or exceed USDA meal pattern and nutritional standards. Menus include daily varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and less processed foods. We have strict standards for sodium, fat and sugar contents in the foods we serve. Our focus is improvement of school meals by offering better tasting and healthier food items that appeal to students and staff.
The Nutrition Program is continuously working toward our goals of using locally grown foods from inspected community resources when possible. Our new, state-of-the-art cooking equipment enables us to prepare and serve better tasting and higher quality products resulting in greater student satisfaction. And higher participation rates.
We take great pride in our Program and always welcome feedback and suggestions which help us continually “raise the bar.”
It is the policy of this CNP provider not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or religion in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.6, 216.7, and 216.9. If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy by this CNP Provider, please contact the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office building, 400 E. 14th St. Des Moines, IA 50319-1004; phone number 515-281-4121, 800-457-4416; website: https://icrc.iowa.gov/
It is the policy of the Alburnett Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district superintendent, 131 Roosevelt St., Alburnett, IA, 52202. District phone numbers and email contracts are listed above.