Gwinnett Schools Offering More Healthy Lunch Options

Prices for lunch and breakfast at Gwinnett County schools will stay the same when kids return to classes Aug. 6.

Following the , Gwinnett County Public Schools will be adding more options that pack a better nutritional punch.

New on the lunch lines at schools throughout the county will be:

  • Asian Bowls with Lo Mein and Veggies 
  • Baked Sweet Potato Waffle Fries 
  • Banana Yogurt Bars with fresh fruit toppings 
  • Whole Grain Biscuit Breakfast Sandwiches 
  • Cuban, Greek, and Hawaiian Specialty Sandwiches 
  • Whole Grain Flat Bread Pizzas Spicy Grilled Chicken Filet Sandwiches

Below is a breakdown of the 21,607,762 student lunches and 10,671,375 student breakfasts served in the 2011-2012 school year:

  • Whole Grain Pizza - 3,143,900 servings 
  • 100% Orange Juice - 3,086,020 servings 
  • Assorted Side Salads - 2,924,092 servings 
  • Low Fat Strawberry Yogurt - 1,912,192 servings 
  • Premium, All White Meat Chicken Chunks - 1,443,114 servings 
  • Spring Water - 1,083,096 bottles
  • Assorted Chef Salads - 651,691 servings 
  • Fresh Local Apples - 462,750 servings 
  • Fresh Local Watermelon - 439,900 servings 
  • Fresh Local Bell Peppers - 146,412 servings 
  • Fresh Local Broccoli - 22,344 servings
Harry Dorfman July 27, 2012 at 03:21 PM
That doesnt sound healthy, it sounds like the food court at the mall. They need to quit serving all of this processed stuff and focus more on plant based meals.
Rico Figliolini October 05, 2012 at 01:24 PM
I don't know how his doesn't sound healthy.it's better than what was available several years ago. My kid's complaint is that lunch is too short and the lines too long. By the time they get the food there is barely time to eat. So one brings lunch and the other gets pizza - it's the fastest line.


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