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Notice

Due to inclement weather, Fort Calhoun Schools are CLOSED, Friday, January 17th, 2020. All activities, games, meetings and practices are canceled. All school offices will be closed.

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USDA Requirements

USDA directed requirements included:

Daily:
Larger servings of fruits and vegetables (students must take one serving)

Weekly:
¾ cup orange or red vegetable, and
At least ½ cup of each:
Dark green vegetable, starchy vegetable (green peas, corn, white potatoes), dried beans/legumes
More whole grains (at least half of grains)
Limit total amounts of meat/meat alternatives and grain portions
Milk offerings:  Limited to 1% or fat free
Minimum and maximum calorie levels are now based upon age

Other Standards: trans fat free, low in saturated fat, and less sodium over the next 10 years

Students are now  required to have ½ cup fruit or vegetable on their tray for it to count as a full meal.  Anything less than a full meal is charged as individual items.