Daily Student Meals
The Wilkinsburg School District understands the importance of proper nutrition and the role it plays in a child’s ability to perform in school. Free meals are provided to all students of the district under the direction of The Nutrition Group’s National School Breakfast Program (NSBP) and National School Lunch Program (NSLP).
The Nutrition Group transforms school breakfast and lunch into nutritious, lively, and fun programs that students and faculty eagerly participate in. Our school meals are healthy, diverse, and appealing, with the main focus always being on the student. The primary goal is to create a setting that helps them make the right choices and perform at their best. Eating healthy and making the right decisions about what to eat plays a big part in this effort.
Eating Healthy on a Budget
Eating healthy doesn’t have to cost more. Use these tips and materials from USDA to help you make choices that are not only healthy but also economical. (Source: Let’sMove.gov)
- The 3 P’s ― Plan, Purchase, and Prepare Food on a Budget (pdf), these reminders help you stay within your food budget.
- Smart Shopping for Veggies and Fruits (pdf), get the fruits and vegetables you need without breaking the bank.
- Sample 2 Week Menu (pdf), this sample weekly menu meets all nutritional needs at a cost below current average food cost.
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, put forth by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), provide science-based advice for individuals over the age of two to promote health and reduce the risk of major chronic diseases. The current Dietary Guidelines, encourage most Americans to eat fewer calories, be more physically active, and make wiser food choices. (Source: Let’sMove.gov)