The Bondurant Food Service Department is dedicated to offering nutritional, healthy meals. Student meals are carefully planned using federal guidelines set by the USDA. Each meal, when averaged over a week, provides students with 1/3 of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for lunch and 1/4 of the RDA for breakfast, (portion sizes are regulated by the USDA guidelines for school lunch) according to the current dietary guidelines for Americans. All meals at each school building are set-up as offered vs. served, which means the student must select at least 3 and no more than 5 of the meal components offered. (Side orders of any components may be purchased "Ala-Carte" at the Middle/High School for an additional charge). All ala-carte profits go directly back into the nutrition department fund and this allows the department to be able to purchase new tables, trays, and food service equipment.
Each student can choose 3 out of the 5 items offered or they can pick all 5 items if they choose. This allows students some flexibility of declining some of the foods offered at breakfast or lunch, while still allowing us to serve the students a reimbursable meal. Each student must have 1/2 cup fruit or vegetable on their tray for a reimbursable meal.
The goal is to encourage students to select foods that they prefer to eat and reduce plate waste. We hope this increases the consumption of fruits and vegetables as students can choose what they like and are allowed to have as much fruit and vegetables as they wish within reasonable amounts.
We have served an average of 1,159 lunches & 230 breakfasts each day so far in the 2020-2021 school year.
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