Welcome to La Academia Nutrition Department!
It is the goal of School Nutrition Services to provide a healthy and nutritious breakfast and lunch daily, while allowing students to choose from the foods they enjoy eating. In order to achieve this goal, La Academia provides FREE breakfast, lunch daily and fruit / vegetable snacks twice a week to ALL students enrolled in the school.
La Academia is approved to participate in a program called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). Schools that participate in the CEP are able to provide healthy breakfasts and lunches each day at no charge for ALL students enrolled. Because your child attends a CEP school, you DO NOT have to complete any forms for your child to receive FREE BREAKFAST and/or FREE LUNCH.
Breakfast is offered daily at La Academia before the start of the school day at no charge to students. A breakfast consists of:
An entrée made with grain and/or meat/meat alternate, milk, two servings of fruit or juice (limit of one juice per meal).
All students are required to receive a minimum one serving of fruit or juice and two additional items in order to receive the meal at no charge. A breakfast entrée counts as three items. At a minimum, a student must receive an entrée / a fruit or/ fruit juice and milk to have the meal count as a breakfast.
Lunch is provided to all students at no charge. Students may select items from each of the following five meal components: Meat/meat alternate, grain, vegetable, fruit and milk.
Students must take an item from at least three of the five groups to make a complete school lunch. One item must be a fruit or a vegetable. By offering a variety of nutritious choices, students can select a meal made up of foods they enjoy. The menus follow the Nutrition Standards for School Meals established by the USDA and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which assure breakfast meets one-fourth and lunch meets one-third of the daily recommended intake of calories, fat, proteins, vitamins and minerals for students
La Academia is part of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP). This is an effective and creative way to introduce healthy fruit and vegetables as a healthy snack option. This also increases the students' fruit and vegetable consumption. This is a snack option we will give students up to 2 times per week beginning in the fall and ending in the spring. For the other 3 days per week, and before the Program begins/after it ends, La Academia asks parents/guardians to provide their students with a healthy snack- no sugary drinks permitted, "takis", snacks containing peanuts, no candy or junk food. The FFVP is a free program for all of our students.
If you have questions or concerns about our program, please feel free to contact our Nutrition Manager, Yajaira Walker, at Yajaira.Walker@academia.k12.de.us or call her at 302.352.8200, EXT. 344.
Program Complaint of Discrimination
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