Menus & Common Concerns
The Salt Lake City School District recognizes that a poor diet negatively impacts students’ health, and their ability and motivation to learn. The child nutrition program provides students access to the varied and nutritious foods they need to stay healthy and energized to succeed year round.
Brianna Hardisty, our on-site registered dietitian, works closely with local food distributors and nutrition experts to create healthy meals with variety, appeal, and value for all students according to USDA nutritional requirements. When selecting ingredients and entrees to serve in our program we look for foods that are lean, low-fat, low-sodium, low-sugar, hormone-free, additive-free, and whole grain rich.
Our school breakfast menus include whole grain-rich cereal and muffins offered as daily alternatives to the breakfast entrée of the day.
For lunch, elementary students select daily from three entrée choices and a variety of side dishes, enhanced by salad bars stocked with a variety of fresh fruit and vegetable options. Secondary students select daily from up to 20 delicious entrée options and a variety of side dishes including fresh fruits and vegetables. Student favorites include Orange Chicken, Signature Salads, and City Creek School District Pizza.
Come enjoy a healthy, delicious meal with us today!
As a district we have noted that there is a high demand for a "pork free" menu in many of our communities. For this reason, we have not served pork in our elementary schools for several years. We have temporarily opted to eliminate pork from our secondary school menus as well. Please note that while we still serve items like pepperoni pizza, corndogs, and turkey ham sandwiches, they are all completely pork-free and are instead made from meats like turkey, beef and chicken.
For questions regarding ingredients, please contact Brianna Hardisty, R.D.