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The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are jointly issued and updated every 5 years by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). They provide authoritative advice for Americans ages 2 and older about consuming fewer calories, making informed food choices, and being physically active to attain and maintain a healthy weight, reduce risk of chronic disease, and promote overall health.
What is a "Healthy Diet"? The Dietary Guidelines for Americans describe a healthy diet as one that:
The recommendations in the Dietary Guidelines and in MyPlate are for the general public over 2 years of age. MyPlate is not a therapeutic diet for any specific health condition. Individuals with a chronic health condition should consult with a health care provider to determine what dietary pattern is appropriate for them.
MyPlate helps individuals use the Dietary Guidelines to:
AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS
Is your junior-senior high student hungry at the end of the day – with sports and activities still to come before dinner at home? Boxed snacks are available every day after school. For $3.50, your child can get a sandwich (3 choices), pretzels, fruit, and cold drink. Please see the cashier at breakfast or lunch to place an order.
PRICES for 2015-2016 school year
Lunch Elem: $1.90
Lunch High School: $2.10
The Marathon Central School District provides a nutritious breakfast and lunch in both schools every day to ensure healthy growth of our children’s minds and bodies.
Francis Zaryski, Manager, (607) 849-3149
Robin Quail, Jr./Sr. High School, (607) 849-3149 Colleen Brown, Appleby Elementary, (607) 849-3172
Embrace * Educate * Empower
FREE AND REDUCED MEALS/MILK
This link provides information and income eligibility guidelines for free and reduced school meals/milk. If you qualify then print out the application, fill it out and mail it to the address specified. It can be submitted any time during the school year and should be if your eligibilty changes. If you are having trouble with the link or printing it, a copy can be mailed to you by calling 849-3224 and leaving your name and address.