White Settlement ISD offers a wide variety of fresh fruit and light canned fruit. Some of the fresh fruit offered are: bananas, oranges, gala apples, granny smith apples, strawberries, pineapple, cantaloupe, grapefruit, pears, grapes, watermelons, honeydew melons. Examples of some of the fresh vegetables are broccoli, celery sticks, baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, regular tomatoes, bell peppers, all salads are made with romaine lettuce (no Iceberg), cucumbers, fresh spinach. We prepare all food on site. Hot rolls are made at the school with 51% Whole wheat flour. Hamburger meat is cooked from 18% lean ground beef and cooked on site.
Our meals consist of:
2 oz meat/meat alternate
1.5 – 2 oz Whole Grain daily
¾- 1 cup of vegetable daily, during the week a red/orange veg; dark green; legume; starchy; other (green beans, celery, etc.), and additional must be offered
½ cup fruit daily (1 cup at High School)
8 oz 1% white or skim chocolate milk
The only beverages allowed to be sold at elementary level is milk, 100% juice, and water.
All snacks sold in schools must meet “Smart Snacks” regulations thru USDA. All grains must be whole grain, low calorie, low sugar, no trans-fat, etc.
Some of our snacks such as Scooby fruit snacks, Welchs fruit snacks, Pop Tarts, Graham Cracker items appear to be the same sold in stores but their ingredients are changed slightly to meet the Smart Snack requirements. The manufacturers created the same product but a different formula.
The fruit snack products have apple puree as the first ingredient, the ones they sale in the store are not equivalent to these.
The grahams are whole grain, low fat and low sugar, the same with pop tarts, Rice Krispy, and brownie. To view any of these and other labels please call the Child Nutrition office.
If you want to limit the days when your child may buy snacks let us know and we will add a restriction to their lunch account.
We are proud to serve your child and work hard to provide the best quality food.
Director of Child Nutrition