Olympia School Meals Meet Tough New Nutrition Standards
As Olympia students return to school this fall, they’ll find healthy new choices in their school cafeterias.
Olympia Cafeterias will be serving school meals that meet tough new federal nutrition 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 fall, school lunches will meet additional standards requiring:
- Age-appropriate calorie limits
- Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students 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 milk must be fat-free)
- More whole grains
- And less sodium
“We’re always working to offer Olympia students healthier and tastier choices,” said Mary Idleman, Food Service Director. In addition to meeting new nutrition standards, we’re also creating new recipes, offering food grown in the Olympia Greenhouse and working with student tasting panels.
School meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families.
School Lunch prices: Olympia High School $2.40
Olympia Middle School $2.40
Elementary Schools $2.30
School Breakfast prices OHS and OMS $1.25
Elementary Schools $1.15
To find out more about Olympia’s healthy school meals visit www.olympia.org or call
Mary Idleman at 309-379-2854