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Welcome to Your Source for Nutrition Information

To learn about nutrition in your life, click on the plate (right).

Fort Smith Public School meals provide a healthy and affordable way to make sure your child gets the nutrients that are essential for success in school. 

Studies have shown that kids who eat school meals get more calcium, protein, and vitamins, and less fat and sugar than their classmates who do not eat school meals.

Chocolate Milk is Tasty Nutrition

Serving chocolate milk, in addition to white milk, increases milk and nutrient consumption.  Click to watch video.

Free Summer Meals

All children ages 18 and under may eat free meals at participating Fort Smith Public Schools.  Free meals will be served weekdays June 6 through August 8.  (No meals will be served July 3.)  All children, including visitors and students enrolled at other schools, will be served at no charge.  

Adult meal prices: Breakfast $2.50   Lunch $3.50

Breakfast Menu – June

Breakfast: 7:45 AM – 8:30 AM
Carnall Elementary School
Fairview Elementary School
Pike Elementary School
Spradling Elementary School
Sunnymede Elementary School
Tilles Elementary School
Trusty Elementary School
 

Lunch Menu – June

Lunch 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Ballman Elementary School
Barling Elementary School
Carnall Elementary School
Fairview Elementary School
Pike Elementary School
Spradling Elementary School
Sunnymede Elementary School
Tilles Elementary School
Trusty Elementary School

School meals are based on USDA guidelines that are consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.  Thanks to the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, school meals now include more whole grains, larger fruit servings, and a wider variety of vegetables including: legumes, red/orange (tomatoes/carrots), and dark green (broccoli, romaine).  Your child’s health, and well-being is our priority.

Here are the USDA breakfast, and lunch meal patterns with nutrient standards:

Breakfast ​Grades K-5
 Grades 6-8  Grades 9-12
Fruits (Cups)   1 daily 1 daily 1 daily
 Grains (Servings)  7-10 weekly 8-10 weekly 9-10 weekly
 Milk (Cups)  1 daily 1 daily 1 daily
Calories (Min-max)   350-500  400-450 450-600
 Sat. Fat (% total cal.)  <10 <10 <10
 Sodium (mg)  <540 <600 <640
 Lunch Grades K-5 Grades 6-8 Grades 9-12
 Fruits (Cups)  1/2 daily  1/2 daily 1 daily
Vegetables (Cups)   3/4 daily 3/4 daily  1 daily
 Grains (Servings)  8-9 weekly 8-10 weekly 10-12 weekly
 Meats/Meat Alt.  8-10 weekly 9-10 weekly 10-12 weekly
 Milk (Cups)  1 daily 1 daily 1 daily
 Calories (Min-Max)  550-650  600-700 750-850 
Sat. Fat (% total cal.)  <10 <10 <10
Sodium (mg)  <1230  <1360 <1420 

 

For more information about school meals, contact Tim Regan, Child Nutrition Coordinator, at 785-2501, ext. 1385.

Online Meal Payments

To open a meal payment account, click on the EZSchoolPay.com button above.  You will be asked to provide your child’s last name, the zip code of your child’s school, and your child’s ID number.  (ID numbers available at school office.)  By using EZSchoolPay, your child will be assured of uninterrupted meal service, and all students will enjoy the benefits of faster-moving meal lines.

For more information about EZSchoolPay, contact Phillip Garcia, Child Nutrition Coordinator, Fort Smith Public Schools, at 785-2501, ext. 1285.

 

 

 

 

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