Our kitchen cooks and employees have an enormous impact on our students. Major improvements are being made across the country to transform school food to promote better nutrition. Research shows that kids who eat well learn better! Healthy meals each day at school make good education possible.

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 Lunch Notes:

  • There are no deep fat fryers at Rugby Public Schools. Any food normally associated with frying is prepared in a more healthy way with steamers, warmers, and proofers.
  • All bread products we serve are made with whole grains. Our dinner rolls, cinnamon rolls, hamburger buns, pizza crust, bread slices, and coney buns all have at least 51% whole grain.
  • A variety of produce is offered weekly in our salad bars. Each day children get a selection of  fruits and vegetables.
  • Our menus adhere to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This means that our food must contain 30% calories from fat, less than 10% of calories from saturated fat, at least 1/3 of the RDA for key nutrients like calories, protein, calcium, iron, vitamin A and C.

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School lunch tray with a typical school lunch of chili, vegetables, fruit, and milk.

Actual meal tray at Rugby High School.