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    Fruit Parents and families often want nutritional and ingredient information for school menu items. Some have concerns about dietary allergies, sensitivities or restrictions; others have concerns related to ethnic or religious preferences.

    To assist our families, we have compiled lists of nutritional information and menu ingredients for school menu items. While reasonable efforts have been made, we do not guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information or ingredient information provided. This information is general only and is not medical or nutritional advice.

    The 2010 Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act required USDA to revise the meal patterns and nutrient standards for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs to align them with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

    Our nutritional information lists reflect those requirements; however, children may consume larger or smaller amounts that the stated portion size. Our ingredient lists are based on the best information we have available from manufacturers and vendors.

    The school district may not know the exact ingredients used in the preparation of food and beverage items served within the school nutrition program. Reasonable efforts are made to instruct our food production staff on the severity of food allergies.

    In accordance with the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act, the major allergen ingredients of milk, eggs, fish, peanuts, tree nuts, soybeans, wheat and shellfish are to be identified on food labels. However, food manufacturers are not required to declare the same allergenic ingredients that can be introduced through cross contact. Cross-contact contamination may occur during harvesting, transportation, manufacturing, processing and storage.

    While we are making these ingredient lists available, there is no guarantee of the absence of these major food allergens in menu items. In addition, based upon vendor availability, food products may be substituted with similar brands without notice.

    The parent/guardian of a student with anaphylaxis to certain foods is responsible for his/her child’s selection and consumption of any food product sold or provided by the school and needs to be aware of the potential hazards associated with the consumption of food not provided from home.

    The products information sheets are updated each school year. You are welcome to contact us if you have questions at foodservice@k12northstar.org or (907) 451-1004.