Goals for Nutrition Education and Promotion

  • Provide clients with the knowledge and skills necessary to promote and protect their health.
  • Promote fruits, vegetables, and whole-grain products, low-fat and fat-free dairy products and healthy foods.

Goals for Physical Activity

  • Promote the benefits of a physically active lifestlye and help clients develop skills to engage in lifelong health habits.
  • Encourage classroom teachers to provide short physical activity breaks (3-5 minutes) as appropriate.

Goals for School Based Activities that Promote Student Wellness

  • Permit clients to bring and carry water bottles filled with water throughout the day.
  • Strive to provide clients with at least 20 minutes to eat after sitting down for breakfast and 20 minutes after sitting down for lunch.

School Breakfast Benefits

  • Eating breakfast can help improve math, reading, and standardized test scores.
  • Children who eat breakfast are more likely to behave better in school and get along with their peers than those who do not.
  • Breakfast helps children pay attention, perform problem-solving tasks, and improves memory.
  • Children who eat school breakfast are likely to have fewer absences and incidents of tardiness than those who do not
  • Studies have shown that children who eat breakfast on a regular basis are less likely to be overweight.
  • Schools that provide breakfast in the classroom to all students have shown decreases in tardiness and suspensions as well as improved student behavior and attentiveness.

Boys and Girls Home and Family Services, Inc.
Four Week Cycle Menu

Cycle 1
Monday Lunch Fish sticks, Fritos, carrots, peaches, milk
Tuesday Lunch Salisbury Steak, buttered noodles, broccoli/cauliflower, pears, milk
Wednesday Lunch Deli sandwich, spring mix salad, mixed fruit, milk
Thursday Lunch Cheese pizza, green beans, peaches, cookie, milk
Friday Lunch Chicken nuggets, tri-taters, corn and black beans, apple slices, milk
Cycle 2
Monday Lunch Deluxe beef nacho's, lettuce/tomatoes, refried beans, applesauce, milk
Tuesday Lunch Hamburger on a bun, tossed salad, peaches, milk
Wednesday Lunch Oven fried chicken, rice, green beans, bread and butter, pears, milk
Thursday Lunch Corn dogs, French fries, Carpi vegetables, peaches, milk
Friday Lunch Cheese and bean burrito, sun chips, lettuce, mixed fruit, milk
Cycle 3
Monday Lunch Pizza, string cheese, broccoli, pears, milk
Tuesday Lunch Sweet and sour meatballs, rice, cukes, mandarin oranges, milk
Wednesday Lunch Roast Beef, sweet potatoes, mixed vegetables,peaches, milk
Thursday Lunch Chicken breast, tossed salad with Italian dressing, bread and butter apple,  milk
Friday Lunch Meat spaghetti, cherry tomatoes, yogurt, peaches, milk
Cycle 4
Monday Lunch Taco bake, Fritos, apple slices,  milk
Tuesday Lunch Pizza, green beans, mix fruit, cookie, milk
Wednesday Lunch Chicken fajitas, rice, lettuce, peaches, milk
Thursday Lunch Waffles with syrup, scrambled eggs, hash brown potatoes, pears, milk
Friday Lunch Turkey Fritter, sunchips, carrots, apple sauce,  milk

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital Status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department.  (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html. Or at any USDA office, or call (866)632-9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.  Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202)690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).