Park City Child Nutrition Services (CNS) is working to improve the quality and nutritional value of school food with the 15 TO CLEAN Children’s Health Initiative. Over the course of three years beginning in the fall of 2016, 15 potentially harmful ingredients will be eliminated from all school food. These ingredients were prioritized based on the latest science, and reflect an overall shift happening in many other school districts across the country as well as in the country’s major food companies and restaurant chains.
New, freshly-prepared, healthy and delicious menu options will be “voted in” by our students. Recipes will be created by a team of local talent including chefs from world-class restaurants, internationally renowned dietitians and nutritionists, child nutrition services staff and even the student themselves.
A multi-pronged educational campaign will be used to educate and excite students about these more nutritious selections, enticing them to try the new foods. EATS Park City will partner with CNS on bi-monthly taste tests of the new recipes and incorporate them into EATS Cooking Classes for Better Health.
The first five ingredients to be removed during 15 TO CLEAN campaign:
For updates on the progress Park City School District is making on 15 TO CLEAN, please visit the Child Nutrition Services web page.