School Nutrition
Healthy Meals that look good and taste even better!

Here in Appoquinimink, we understand the importance of creating healthy habits. Using careful menu planning and analysis, we provide tasty meal choices designed to meet the diverse cultural, religious and social preferences of our students and staff. Menus emphasize whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy. We bake, not fry, our foods; restrict sugar and fat; and check carefully to be sure that each meal provides one third the recommended daily allowance of vitamins, minerals, proteins and fats young bodies need to thrive.

Students in Grades 1-12 have the option of purchasing a nutritious breakfast or lunch daily. These healthy meals contain 30% or less fat. The same is true for most snack and a la carte items. Soda is not sold at any of our schools during the regular school day. Beverage options include water, 100% juice, milk, and ice tea (available for grades 9-12 only). We provide delicious meals that do not include fried foods, and increase portion size as appropriate for middle- and high school students. Parents concerned about the nutritional content of any food item(s) may contact the Nutrition Services Manager at their local school for a comprehensive printout.