Nutritionist

  Aneita Sutton 850-301-3020

 

Email:Aneita.Sutton@mail.okaloosa.k12.fl.us

 

We care about the health of your children...

  1. We offer only low-fat and non-fat milk products.
  2. We serve reduced sugar and whole grain cereals at breakfast.
  3. We are limiting the use of white sugars and white flours.
  4. Our “à la carte” specials limit the fat, sodium and sugar and contain no trans fats.
  5. All schools offer fresh vegetables and fruit daily.
  6. We have eliminated caffeine and soda from elementary and middle school cafeterias and vending machines.

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005 gives solid, research-based advice on food and physical activity choices for health.

The Dietary Guidelines describe a healthy diet as one that:

  • Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products.
  • Includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts.
  • Is low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium), and added sugars.

Daily Recommendations (based on a 2,000 calorie diet):

Fruits and Vegetables: 2 cups of fruit and 2½ cups of vegetables
Grains: 5 ounces of whole grain foods
Milk: 3 cups of fat-free or low-fat milk
Meats / Beans: 5 ounces of lean meats

Don't forget:

  • Say NO to trans fats;
  • Keep salt (sodium) to less than 2,300 mg a day (1 teaspoon)
  • Exercise at least 30 minutes a day.