We’ve been following the USDA MyPlate progression – being with the big release last summer. Did you know that the USDA has developed new dietary standards for school lunches as well? (We’ve been tracking progress on the standards on our Smart School Lunch blog and our 1 Great Tray blog.) We’ve also been working on a series of products that help school food service workers promote healthy choices to our students. After all, we’re all striving to offer healthy school lunch options tour students – but offering is only half the battle.
We need to encourage kids to make good nutrition decisions in the lunch line. A little colorful health promotion never hurts! That is why Learning ZoneXpress has created a line of 1 Great Tray products that promote healthy eating in the lunchroom. The latest addition to the nutrition education resources – three new static cling decals. 1 Great Tray™ Food Group static clings stick to the serving line sneeze-guard without adhesive and come on a single sheet for easy storage in your school lunchroom. The cling-pack includes four additional 1 Great Tray™ logo clings to decorate your line.
Here’s a taste of the good nutrition promotion tools
The static cling uses the USDA MyPlate concept to highlight the god nutrition ideas offered in school lunchrooms and support the food service workers who are also reminding kids to make their school lunches healthy lunches.
It's a nutritional addition to any school lunch room decoration plan.
The Vegetable Subgroup Static Clings include a sheet of 4" square static clings include five subgroups:
- Dark Green Vegetables
- Starchy Vegetables
- Beans & Peas
- Red & Orange Vegetables
- Other Vegetables
The sheet of rectangular 3" x 6" static clings feature the five food groups:
- Whole Grains
- Lean Protein