Clark County School District has adopted a stringent nutrition policy, outlined in CCSD Regulation 5157: Food and Beverage Sales, in an effort to provide the best nutrition for our children. The following is an excerpt from that regulation:
Clark County School District is committed to providing an environment in which students can make healthy food choices that support academic success and lifelong health. Research has found a clear connection between good nutrition and student achievement, and schools that have implemented healthy food programs report fewer behavior problems.
Clark County School District Food Service is pork, seafood, fish, and nut free. We do not have any products that contain nuts or that are produced in facilities that may or may not have processed nuts.
Studies show that good nutrition increases student achievement. Clark County School District demonstrates their support of good nutrition by offering school meals of high nutritional quality. Did you know that our school lunches provide at least 1/3 of the daily requirements for your student? This includes: calories, protein, iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, calcium, and fiber. The fat content is kept below 30% calories from fat and below 10% calories from saturated fat and 0% trans fat. They are also low in cholesterol and sodium. Our motto is "Fuel for Student Achievement" and we take it very seriously.
Clark County School District created the CCSD Student Wellness Regulation 5157 in 2006. This governs the food served in cafeterias, student stores, vending machines as well as foods used for fundraising during the school day and 30 minutes before and after the first and last bell. The CCSD Food Service Department follows this regulation when planning menus for students. The ultimate goal is to positively impact how children think about food and create better lifelong eating habits.Studies have shown that students who eat lunch at school consume fewer calories from fat and that school lunches contain twice as much fruit and vegetables than those lunches brought from home. Also, school lunch is a far healthier choice than those meals purchased in restaurants