As we grow increasingly aware of the importance of eating right, more of us are looking at what is in the foods we consume. We are especially concerned about what our children eat. This is something the Corvallis School District Food Service Department supports and encourages. Therefore, we are supplying you with the nutritional analysis for the foods we serve our students.
According to the USDA, menus must meet nutrition goals when averaged over a school week. Menus must be analyzed for nutrient content using USDA-approved software. The nutrient analysis of planned menus must meet nutrient requirements for the age/grade group served when averaged over a week for the nutrient standards based on the 1989 Recommended Dietary Allowances for key nutrients, calories, and 1995 Dietary Guidelines measures. Nutrient-Based Menu Planning allows flexibility in selecting foods and responding to customer preferences. It may be easier, for example, to provide vegetarian and ethnic selections. This flexibility might make planning within a budget easier, too.
This nutritional analysis was developed using the December 2009 menu and the NutriKids Nutritional Analysis software. It is easy to find the rotation by looking at any month's menu and finding the corresponding choices on the analysis. Our menus are set up on a four-week rotation, though occasionally, we will move items around due to school scheduling or specials. When the menu changes or we add new types of foods, then a new four-week rotation menu will be analyzed.
The Corvallis School District Food Service Department has been a leader in utilizing locally grown produce on the salad bar and in a number of the meals served. The department has also led the way in removing sodas and other items from the schools in favor of juices, water, and healthier products long before House Bill 2650 (Law 00455) mandated changes in what schools offered students.
Student nutrition is our priority.
Click on the links below to access the nutritional analysis of your choice.
Elementary January Menu
Elementary Breakfast Nutritional Analysis
Elementary Lunch Nutritional Analysis
Sharon Gibson, Director of Food and Nutrition Services
Marv Newcombe, Food Service Supervisor
Kathy Adair, Administrative Assistant, O.A.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the State of Oregon prohibit discrimination in all USDA programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD) or (888) 271-5983, Extension 516 (toll-free). The Corvallis School District is an equal opportunity provider and employer.