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Nutritional Rating System Introduced at Elementary Schools

Last year, Parkway middle and high school students were introduced to a nutritional rating system to help them make smarter food choices in the school cafeteria. This year, the rating system has been expanded to food sold at Parkway elementary schools. The food is evaluated for its nutritional content and then assigned an easy-to-follow color-code: Green - Best Choice Yellow - Choose Occasionally Red - Choose Rarely A student will know that a salad (green) can be eaten every day, while a fruit juice (yellow) is fine every once in a while and a piece of cake (red) should be eaten only on special occasions. Additionally, elementary students are getting an extra entrée choice with certain lunches this year. If you have any questions, visit the Parkway Food Services web site at http://www.pkwy.k12.mo.us/foodservice/menu.html or contact district dietician, Marlene Pfeiffer, at (314) 415-8248.