Nutrition News - Mindful by Sodexo

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Discover the Sodexo So Happy app for iPhone and Android- the app that makes it so easy to see what's on the menu. Use So Happy to access your school's menus, find nutrition information, see allergy information, and more!

Two New Reasons to Smile!

  • So Happy is now available in Spanish
  • A complete list of ingredients is accessible for all menu items.

Download it today! Simply search "So Happy" on the App Store or Google Play Store.

Whole Grains Make School Meals Wholesome 

Now that many grains in school meals are whole-grain rich, what does that mean for your kids eating school breakfast and lunch? 

Every school breakfast and lunch Includes at least half of the servings offered as whole grains 

One Serving Is ...

  • 1 ounce ready-to-eat whole-grain cereal ½ cup cooked oatmeal 
  • 1 half whole-grain bagel
  • ½ cup brown rice
  • ½ cup whole-grain pasta
  • 1 slice whole-grain bread 

Each school meal serves up whole-grain goodness, which provides kids with fiber, important vitamins and minerals, and healthy carbohydrates to help fuel them through their school day. More importantly, these are whole-grain foods and recipes that students actually prefer! 

Whole grains made to taste great in school meals.

So, what's on the menu? 

Popular, restaurant style items like:

  • Mexican Lasagna (made with whole-grain tortillas)
  • Crispy Sriracha Burger (served on a whole-grain bun)
  • Sweet & Spicy Pizza (made with whole-grain crust)

Secret ingredient: White Whole-Wheat Flour 
White whole-wheat flour is a whole grain but has a mild taste and a light color. It's used to make menu items, like pizza crust and baked goods, whole-grain rich. These foods are then more likely to be chosen and eaten by students compared to similar recipes using 100% whole-wheat flour.