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Nutrition

The West Des Moines Nutrition Dept participates in United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child Nutrition Programs. Our meals and snacks must meet the standards set forth by the USDA.

Our meals meet the new United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Nutrition Standards, which require the following:

  • half the tray should be vegetables and fruits (1/2 cup servings of each)
  • age-appropriate calorie servings
  • a wide variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes
  • fat-free flavored and unflavored, and plain 1% milk
  • increasing whole-grain-rich products
  • less sodium
  • zero trans fats

Student Wellness Policy