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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.

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School Meal Menus

August 
Elementary: BreakfastLunch 
Secondary (7-8): BreakfastMain LineFood Bar
Secondary (9-12): BreakfastMain LineFood Bar

September 
Elementary: Breakfast - Lunch  
Secondary (7-8): Breakfast - Main Line - Food Bar
Secondary (9-12): Breakfast - Main Line - Food Bar

School meals are based on USDA guidelines that are consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.  The meals are low in total fat, and saturated fat which is the unhealthy fat that contributes to heart disease.  The meals provide no more than 30% of calories from fat, and less than 10% of calories from saturated fat.

Required grade nutrient standards — traditional lunch:

 
Grades K-6 
Grades 7-12
Energy Allowances (calories)
664
825
Total fat (g)
22
28
Total saturated fat (g)
7
9
Protein (g)
10
16
Calcium (mg)
286
400
Iron (mg)
3.5
4.5
Vitamin A (RE)
224
300
Vitamin C (mg)
15
18

Total fat not to exceed 30 percent over a school week
Saturated fat to be less than 10 percent over a school week
The grams of fat will vary depending on actual level of calories

The USDA provides menu planning guidelines, including a meal pattern for school lunches.  The five required food items for daily lunch are:

  • One serving of meat/meat alternate
  • One serving of grains/breads
  • Two servings of vegetables (must be two different vegetables) or two servings of fruits (must be two different fruits) or one serving of both vegetable and fruit.
  • One serving of milk

For more information about school meals, contact Tim Regan, Nutrition Education 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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