WCSD participates in the National School Lunch Program and is therefore governed by and receives subsidies from the United States Department of Agriculture and the New York State Education Department.
Standards are set for calories (< 30% calories from fat, < 10% calories from saturated fat), protein, calcium, iron, vitamins A and C. Meals are planned to moderate fat cholesterol, sugar and sodium. A variety of grains, vegetables and fruits are available daily.
The National School Lunch Act includes an Offer versus Serve (OVS) provision that allows student to decline one of the three components above. A student's decision to decline food items or accept smaller portions does not affect the meal price. All students are encouraged to take the entire meal.
What makes up a school lunch?
A lunch contains five meal components.
Students are offered all 5 components to the meal.
HOWEVER, one must be a fruit or vegetable.