Nutrition and Wellness



District 80 Schools ARE PEANUT & TREE NUT-FREE ZONES and no longer serve products containing or processed alongside peanuts/tree nuts.

To maintain a safe environment, these products cannot be packed in lunches or brought as treats.

Click here for a related article explaining this policy and tips on items to pack in your child's lunch that are peanut & nut free.

Be careful when buying bread, since some companies bake their bread in facilities that handle nuts as well.

Nutrition Program Information 

Mount Vernon City Schools District 80 participates in the national school child nutrition program. In doing so, we are committed to serving nutritious meals every day. All meals are planned and prepared to meet the dietary guidelines and nutritional goals listed below. All our menus are analyzed for nutrient content using the Nutri-kids computerized menu-planning program.

Recommended Daily Allowances (RDA)

1/3 the RDA for lunch and 1/4 the RDA for breakfast for Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, and Iron

Age-appropriate calorie goals
Dietary guidelines for Americans

30% or less of calories from fat
10% or less of calories from saturated fat
Decrease in sodium
Decrease in cholesterol
Increase in fiber
Increase in carbohydrate

We encourage parents to take an active role in developing their child's nutritional habits. Talk to your child about the importance of eating plenty of fruits and vegetables and limiting the fat in their diet.

Please support our efforts in providing all children with the best possible nutritional basics he or she needs for education today and a healthy lifestyle tomorrow.