Menus & Nutrient Information
School Meals are carefully curated by the Nutrition & Wellness Department under the guidance of a registered dietitian on staff. Menus meets the requirements of the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs as set forth by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). On December 13, 2010 the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act was signed into law. This law aims to improve child nutrition by making changes to the National School Lunch and Breakfast program guidelines starting with the 2012-13 school year. Grade-level specific changes include:
- Minimum Targets for Servings of Grain
- Minimum Targets for Servings of Meat/Meat Alternate
- Increasing Fruit
- Increase Vegetables
- Increasing Whole Grains
- Minimum and Maximum Dietary Specifications (Calories, Saturated Fat, and Sodium)
Rosemead School District uses the required food based menu planning system to plan all meals. Our menus include a healthy variety of fruit, vegetables, homemade entrees, and whole grains.
Supply Chain Issues
As the school year continues, we are working diligently to ensure that students’ favorite, nutritious menu items are made available to sustain a learning-enriched school day. However, obstacles such as supply chain issues and labor shortages are proving to be a challenge in the school nutrition community. Nevertheless, we are committed to providing nutritious meals to fuel student learning every day despite the daily challenges. It is our hope that this short video provides an explanation of supply chain issues and labor shortages that we are facing each day.
Allergy & Nutritional Information
Nutritional Information (carbohydrates, calories, sodium, fiber, protein, fat) and Allergy Information for all menu items may be found on our interactive menus.