As students return to school this fall, they will find even more healthy new choices in their school cafeterias. The school nutrition staff will be serving school meals that meet tough federal nutrition standards set forth by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Now is a great time to encourage your kids to choose school lunch! We are happy to be offering some new menu items this school year. The Powell County Schools Nutrition Services is dedicated to providing nutritious, healthy meals to the children of Powell County. We strive to plan our menus to best meet the needs and wants of the children. In doing so, we must follow state guidelines for both breakfast and lunch. We will again in the 2016-2017 school year, be required to meet the following standards: Age appropriate calorie limits, larger servings of fruits/vegetables (students required to take a fruit/vegetable on tray), wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange and beans, fat free or 1% milk, more whole grains, Grain minimum/maximum requirement per week, less sodium, meat minumun/maximum requirement per week. Student success starts with breakfast! Our breakfast will also have a few changes with whole grain offerings and we must meet caloric ranges as well. All students will receive a free breakfast and lunch again this school year. All of our schools are CEP qualified. The School Nutrition Program in Powell County wants to be an advocate for the total educational process. We believe that the positive link between nutrition and learning is well documented and undeniable. We welcome your input for this program and pledge our support within the restrictions of federal and state laws.
Food Service Staff
Information about Special Dietary Needs