Now Serving Yogurt with No Gelatin & Less Sugar!
Schools are constantly on the lookout for products that will please kids while accommodating a broad array of dietary needs and preferences. Thanks to recent changes to Yoplait® Trix™ Yogurt, now more kids can enjoy yogurt as part of their day.
Yogurt is a nutritious and convenient option that is great fit for school menus whether it is at breakfast, lunch or as a wholesome snack. In addition to being a good source of important nutrients such as vitamin D, calcium and potassium, yogurt is a popular choice among students. Simply put, kids love yogurt!
Recognizing that products containing gelatin do not meet some students’ religious or dietary needs, General Mills has removed gelatin from the Trix yogurt offered in schools. In addition, Trix yogurt, served in schools, now contains 25 percent less sugar with 9 grams of sugar per four-ounce serving.
The changes are the latest in the company’s efforts to help schools serve the best possible products to students that are reflective of how they are eating at home.
USDA - HEALTHIER, HUNGER-FREE ACT 2010
The Okemos Food & Nutrition Services department is providing healthy meals and offerings that meet the USDA Healthier, Hunger-Free Act 2010. These offerings will enhance a child's academic and physical performance and address childhood obesity issues.
This school year brings more USDA guidelines for even healthier meals and offerings for your children. The Smart Snacks in School, USDA's "All Foods Sold in Schools" Standards was effective July 1, 2014. This new guideline impacts all food sold on school property from midnight until 30 minutes after the school day has ended.
The USDA School Meals Nutrition Standards require that a variety of low fat unflavored milk or fat free flavored milk be offered, all grains must be at least 51% whole grain-rich, and students must take at least 1/2 cup of fruit or vegetable with breakfast and lunch. Meals also must meet calorie, fat, sodium and sugar guidelines.
Standards/guidelines we use to make sure food and beverage items meet the Nutrition Guidelines are:
If your student has special dietary needs, you must have a form filled out by a Physician. This form will have to be filled out for each school year or if there are any changes. The Request for Special Dietary Needs Accommodations form will need to be turned in to the Food & Nutrition Services Office.
Okemos Food Service
4406 Okemos Road
Okemos, MI 48864
Food Service Director
Christine Parkhurst, MS, RD
Food Service Assistant Director