APS board wants more details on meal choices for kids
New federal nutritional and health guidelines are changing the foods students will see on the menu.
They will be offered more fruits and vegetables and fewer choices such as french fries. In addition, the guidelines will not only maintain a minimum caloric intake but also establish a maximum number of calories per meal.
The new guidelines will be rolled out over the next few years.
The APS board recently agreed to raise the price of meals for next school year. Some of that increase is expected to offset what the district believes will be a higher cost for healthier choices.
Board member Maureen Mead wants more information on what choices kids will be offered. Diane Block, assistant superintendent of operations, said the district doesn’t have a lot of answers at this time. Block promised to update the board as soon as she learns more.