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Scratch & Semi-Scratch Recipes

Healthy food doesn't have to boring! In fact, some of the healthiest foods add the most flavor, color, and cultural-diversity to any menu. Learn more about our approach to Balanced Menus and find recipes to add to your food service below.

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A Balanced Lunch Tray centers around minimally processed, mostly plant-source foods, lower overall in saturated fats, cholesterol, and sodium, and rich in fiber.

Our Focus

Why Fiber?

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Fiber-rich foods offer the greatest benefit to students' health due to the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytochemicals, and dietary fiber that they contain.


Many fiber-rich foods are naturally free of common allergens associated with dairy and eggs, making them more inclusive for children with certain dietary restrictions.


Scratch and semi-scratch cooking enables schools to choose the ingredients that go into students’ meals. Healthier ingredients lead to healthier students.



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