A school meal makes up 30 percent of a child’s daily nutritional intake, yet when it comes to nutritious food, the choices kids make often fall short. But what does a healthy school lunch look like, and how can students meet new National School Lunch Program requirements when filling compartments of a lunch tray?
With new changes to the National School Lunch Program as part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, Learning ZoneXpress has developed 1 Terrific Tray™ as a solution to reflect change as well as a means to improve school lunches. 1 Terrific Tray™ is a spin-off of 1 Great Plate® offering visuals of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein and low-fat dairy in correct portion sizes all placed on the tray kids see every day at lunchtime.
This new product line both educates and encourages school staff, parents, and students to make healthy choices for school lunch. 1 Terrific Tray for the best school day!
The 1 Terrific Tray products build upon the MyPlate icon to create colorful school lunchroom tray that demonstrate the MyPlate message: Make half your tray fruits and vegetables, choose whole grains, and select protein and dairy carefully. Products include posters, handouts, dry erase boards, bulletin board, menu boards and more. The 1 Terrific Tray nutrition education resources have been popular nutrition education items for school lunchrooms, hospital cafeterias and other places where diners are open to nutritional messages.