LMS Wellness Committee USDA Nutrition Guidelines

Guidelines for food and beverages offered to students at school:
The district encourages the use of nutrient dense foods for all school activities and functions. At any school
function (parties, celebrations, feasts, sporting events, etc.) healthy food choice should be encouraged.
Some foods used with appropriate portion control are suggested below:

  • Raw/fresh vegetable sticks/slices with low-fat dressing or yogurt
  • Fresh fruit and vegetable 100% juices
  • Frozen fruit juice pops
  • Plain bottled water (without flavor additives)
  • Dried fruit
  • Trail mix (dried fruits and nuts)
  • Dry roasted nuts-tree nuts, soy nuts (not coconut or palm nuts)
  • Low fat meats and cheese sandwiches with low fat mayonnaise or mustard
  • Party mix (variety of cereals, nuts, pretzels)
  • Low sodium/fat crackers
  • Baked corn chips/fat free chips with salsa, onion and bean dips(l oz. bag or less)
  • Low fat muffins, granola bars, fig bars
  • Fruit topped angel food and sponge cakes
  • Low fat yogurt and fruit parfaits and bars
  • Low fat pudding cups
  • Low fat ice creams and frozen yogurt
  • Low fat skim milk products
  • Pretzels
  • Low fat popcorn
  • Whole grain bread products such as bread sticks, rolls, bagels and pita bread
  • Ready to eat low sugar cereals
  • Low fat and skim milk

Foods of Minimal Nutritional Value as Defined by the USDA
The consumption of and sale to students of minimal nutrition foods will be restricted at LMS
per decision of administration and Faculty Council.

  • All confections, i.e., doughnuts, cakes, pastries (proposed to be restricted to two times per year)
  • Candy (including sugar-free)
  • Potato chips (allowed in portion controlled bags)
  • Fruit drinks containing less than 50% pure fruit juice
  • Tea or coffee
  • Carbonated beverages
  • Soda and soda water
  • Chewing gum (page 7 #12 in front of agenda)