A variety of vegetables is key to providing kids with the essential vitamins and nutrients they need. One easy way to do this is to “eat a rainbow” of vegetables of different colors. Under the National School Lunch Program, beans/legumes are included in the lunch meal pattern as a part of the five vegetable categories required over the course of a week, see examples below:
- Dark greens (braised greens, broccoli)
- Red/Orange (tomatoes, carrots)
- Bean/Legumes (pinto beans, garbanzo beans, kidney beans)
- Starchy (corn, potatoes)
- Other (cucumbers, celery)
On the menu, you will see that beans/legumes are typically paired with another cold vegetable option. We know that some students may not be accustomed to eating beans regularly, however we hope that after continued exposure they will become a recognizable and enjoyable part of their diet
Revolution Foods provides meal accommodations for food allergies resulting from the 8 major allergens as defined by the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2204 (FALCPA): dairy, soy, peanut, tree-nut, fish, shellfish, egg, and wheat. If a meal accommodation is requested by a student for reasons other than these 8 allergens the request must be addressed at the school level, by the School Food Authority.