Fruit/Veggie of the Month for April: Pineapple
Pineapple is an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese. It contains an enzyme called bromelain, which aids in digestion of food. Bromelain has anti-inflammatory, anti-clotting, and anti-cancer properties. As soon as pineapple is picked, it stops ripening. Allowing pineapple to be left at room temperature for a few days does not make the fruit any sweeter, but it does help it become softer and juicier.
Healthy Changes in our lunch program 2012-2013
This fall, Sheboygan Area School District cafeterias are meeting tough new federal nutrition standards for school meals, ensuring that meals are healthy and well-balanced and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school. Now is a great time to encourage your kids to choose school lunch!
School meals offer students milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains, and they must meet strict limits on saturated fat and portion size. Starting in School Year 2012-2013, school lunches will meet additional standards requiring:
We’re always working to offer Sheboygan Area School District students healthier and tastier choices. The food service department welcomes Meredith Duchaine a licensed dietician. Meredith will be building recipes and making great changes to the menu. School meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families too! We look forward to welcoming your children to the cafeteria this fall.