Nutrition News

Nutrition News

 Whole Grains Make School Meals Wholesome 


Now that many grains in school meals are whole-grain rich, what does that mean for your kids eating school breakfast and lunch? 


Every school breakfast and lunch Includes at least half of the servings offered as whole grains 

One Serving Is ...
1 ounce ready-to-eat whole-grain cereal ½ cup cooked oatmeal 
1 half whole-grain bagel 
½ cup brown rice 
½ cup whole-grain pasta 
1 slice whole-grain bread 

Each school meal serves up whole-grain goodness, which provides kids with fiber, important vitamins and minerals, and healthy carbohydrates to help fuel them through their school day. 
More importantly, these are whole-grain foods and recipes that students actually prefer! 

Whole grains made to taste great in school meals.

Did you know? Aramark has a team of chefs and registered dietitians who work together to develop meals that are nutritious, as well as trendy, taste-tested, and student-approved. 
So, what's on the menu? 

Popular, restaurant style items like:
Mexican Lasagna (made with whole-grain tortillas)
Crispy Sriracha Burger (served on a whole-grain bun)
Sweet & Spicy Pizza (made with whole-grain crust)

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Secret ingredient: White Whole-Wheat Flour 
White whole-wheat flour is a whole grain but has a mild taste and a light color. It's used to make menu items, like pizza crust and baked goods, whole-grain rich. 
These foods are then MORE likely to be chosen and eaten by students compared to similar recipes using 100% whole-wheat flour.