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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 $4.00, your child can choose one of three sandwiches, Snack Chips, fruit, and cold drink. Salads are also available for $4.50. Please turn in the form by noon to the cashier, no exceptions.
The Marathon School District is committed to high levels of learning for all students. We strive to provide engaging and equitable learning environments for everyone. In an effort to ensure that all students are afforded an optimal learning environment, the district will provide breakfast and lunch at no cost to all students.
Beginning this September, the entire district will be participating in the Community Eligibility Provision part of The Healthy and Hungry Free Kids Act which is a federally-funded program. The savings to our families are significant, as each family will save up to $700.00 a year for each student in the family.
Students will still use their 4 digit Lunch Pin Numbers as they come thru the Breakfast and Lunch lines. A la carte options and second meals are not free and will still be available for students. These items can be purchased using cash or My School Bucks account.
Francis Zaryski, Manager, (607) 849-3149
Robin Quail, Jr./Sr. High School, (607) 849-3149 Colleen Brown, Appleby Elementary, (607) 849-3172
Please help us to continue to obtain and be eligible for free meals and additional programs provided by the state and federal government that benefit your child, by filling out the Household Income paperwork and returning it to your home school.
Thank you in advance for completing the form and if you have questions or concerns, please contact our cafeteria manager at 607.849.3149.