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Nutritional Food Guideline Amounts

In keeping with the Federal and State mandated nutrition guidelines, students that purchase a lunch from Saint Benedict Food Services will receive meals containing the following items in the specified amounts. Amounts shown in the table below are based on a menu designed for 5 meals within one week.

Weekly Menu Amounts

Fruits (cups)

2 1/2 cups

Vegetables (cups)

3 3/4 cups

     Dark green

     1/2 cup


     3/4 cup

     Beans/peas (legumes)

     1/2 cup


     1/2 cup


     1/2 cup

     Additional vegetable

     1 cup

Grains (oz. equivalent)

8 (1) oz.

Meat/meat alternative (oz. equivalent)

9 (1) oz.

Fluid milk (cups)

5 (1) cup


Other food specifications are shown in the table below and display the value per meal.

Meal Amounts for Additional Items

Calories (min/max)


Saturated fat (% of total meal calories)

<10 mg.

Sodium (mg)

<1250 mg.


Ala carte foods that are available for purchase by students during the school day are 1% or skim milk, 100% juice, and snacks that comply with federal guidelines.

Contact Us

Phone (814) 344-6512
Fax (814) 344-8530
Saint Benedict School
P.O. Box 596
119 South Church Street
Carrolltown, PA  15722

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