Nutrition CCSU Wellness Policy: Nutrition Chittenden Central Supervisory Union believes that in order for children to achieve their full academic potential, healthy eating patterns are essential. A well-planned and well-implemented school nutrition program positively influences students` eating habits. Consuming a variety of nutritious foods promotes healthy growth and development and provides the necessary energy for learning. Nutritious foods are available and promoted as a choice for students wherever and whenever food is sold or otherwise offered at school during school hours. For more information about CCSU’s policy for nutrition and food choices, view the CCSU Wellness Policy. CCSU Food Services Menu Planning School lunches must meet the applicable recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which recommend that no more than 30 percent of an individual’s calories come from fat, and less than 10 percent from saturated fat. Regulations also establish a standard for school lunches to provide one”third of the Recommended Dietary Allowances of protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, iron, calcium, and calories. School lunches must meet Federal nutrition requirements, but decisions about what specific foods to serve and how they are prepared are made by local school food authorities. (Source: National School Lunch Program) CCSU Food Services uses the Traditional Food-Based Menu Planning Guidelines to ensure its meal offerings meet the nutrition requirements outlined by the Vermont Department of Education and the USDA.