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February 16, 2013

Ken-Ton meets food regs

Tonawanda News — The Kenmore-Tonawanda School District is the first in New York state to submit and be approved for meeting the new meal pattern and nutrition standards under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. 

The new regulations require all school districts to submit certification materials to prove healthy meals are being planned and served based on the new federal meal guidelines. 

The guidelines include specific portions of grains, proteins, dairy, fruit and

vegetables and must fall within specific calorie ranges for each grade grouping.

Ken-Ton’s Food Service Program received an additional 6-cent reimbursable lunch retroactive to Oct. 1, 2012, making it a grand total of $18,027 in additional funds.

Ken-Ton has revised its official wellness policy in recent years and the food service department has been an integral part of these revisions.

“Ourfood service department has won awards on just about an annual basis,” said Superintendent of Schools, Mark P. Mondanaro. “Our food service department continues to maintain a profit on an annual basis and I would like to congratulate director Kim Roll once again for her leadership.”

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