@TysonFoods Is Committed To Providing Nutritionally Balanced School Meals! #Sponsored

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods.  All opinions are 100% mine. 

 

    Due to my educational experience, I am keenly aware of the correlation between children eating balanced school lunches and their academic performance.  This is extremely evident during my seventh and eighth period classes which are directly after lunch.  Students who ate the healthy options in the school lunch are generally more focused and engaged in the lesson.

    Our First Lady understands that we need to raise a healthier generation of children and, as a result, has spearheaded the Hunger-Free Kids Act which has prompted changes in school meals for the first time in almost fifteen years through its new nutrition standards.  The idea behind this initiative is to bridge the gap between the latest healthy nutrition scientific guidelines and the realistic circumstances within America’s schools.  Ultimately, the goal is to improve the health of children in schools across the Nation.

*Image Credit: www.ers.usda.gov

    Tyson Foods is committed to meeting to new healthy school lunch standards through their development of new food products and the modification of existing food products in order to make them healthier.  Some of the Tyson foods that are ideal for school meals are their whole grain and lower sodium products.  The great thing about these foods is that kids will love them because they taste great and mothers will love them because they are lower in sodium and contain whole grain. 

    Tyson’s healthy school cafeteria food choices include the following:

  • Whole grain nuggets
  • Pepperoni crispito
  • Whole grain hamburger
  • Lighter better nugget
  • Hot ‘n Spicy grilled breast filet
  • Chicken pepperoni

    These meal options meet the new USDA food guidelines and they reassure all moms that their children are getting nutritious meal options at school just as they would at home when they are serving meals to their own kids.  Tyson is complying with new school lunch regulations because they understand the importance of partnering with schools to provide nutritionally balanced school meals.  This is certainly a step in the right direction of hopefully raising a healthier generation of young people.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written as part of a blogging campaign sponsored by Tyson Foods. I only recommend products or services I use personally and I believe will be “family friendly.” I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  • Pam

    I am glad to see healthier options on the menu. When my daughter was in high school they began adding salads and water bottles to the menu, which was a great option.

  • daisy

    I remember when some schools counted ketchup as a serving of vegetables. Oh, that drove me crazy. I’m so glad that Tyson and others are helping to get healthier foods into schools.

  • Barb W.

    Love when companies support such important initiatives. Our schools have finally gotten a lot better at providing healthier lunches and snack options.

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