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Benefits of Eating Lunch

A good lunch benefits a student by giving him the energy to remain alert during class time. This is true whether the student is in elementary school, high school or college. As long as the student avoids a heavy midday meal, which can cause lethargy and sleepiness, a healthy lunch helps maintain peak academic performance. Make lunch even more beneficial by choosing foods based on their nutritional benefits

Jacksonville Charter School Students Eating Free Lunch, NSLP FDACS USDA

Summer Food Service Program

904 Catering is proud to be part of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was established to ensure that children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. When school is out, SFSP provides free meals to kids and teens!

In the Duval County community and communities throughout Florida, children age 18 and under are able to receive a free, nutritionally-balance breakfast and lunch at many participating locations during the summer. Once school is out for the summer break, visit, call 2-1-1, or text “FoodFL” to 877-877 to find a location that is serving free meals!

Good Lunch Choices

In addition to the immediate relief of a growling stomach, lunch contributes to a solid foundation of good nutrition on a continuing basis. A healthy lunch should provide a student with enough calories to keep her going throughout the day no matter what her activity level. The calories should come from nutritious foods that are low-calorie and low-fat.

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