The Muscogee County School Nutrition Program provides students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing meal options that meet their nutritional needs, as defined by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans emphasizes the importance of creating a healthy eating pattern to maintain health and reduce the risk of disease. All meals are prepared and served by highly qualified child nutrition professionals who are experts in food production and safety. Foods and beverages that are sold and served in schools are required to meet specific Nutrition Standards that are set by the United States Department of Agriculture and align school meals with the latest nutrition science and the real world circumstances of America’s schools. For more information visit https://www.choosemyplate.gov/ and https://www.fns.usda.gov/.