Jacksonville High School 1211 North Diamond Jacksonville, IL 62650 Phone: (217) 243-4384 (Ext. 2500) Fax: (217) 245-0045
In accordance with the Jacksonville School District 117 Wellness Policy, healthy food options should be made available to promote student, staff, and community wellness. Examples of nutritious foods and beverages that are consistent with the Dietary Guidelines are listed below.
Raw vegetables sticks/slices with low-fat dressing or yogurt dip.
Fresh fruit wedges-cantaloupe, honey dew, watermelon, pineapple, oranges, tangelos, etc.
Sliced fruit-nectarines, peaches, kiwi, star fruit, plums, pears, mangos, apples, etc.
Cereal and low-fat milk
100% fruit or vegetable juice
Frozen fruit pops with fruit juice or fruit as the first ingredient
Dried fruits-raisins, cranberries, apples and apricots
Single serving applesauce or canned fruit in juice
Peanut butter with apple wedges or celery sticks
Fruit smoothies made with fat-free or low-fat milk
Trail mix (dried fruits and nuts)
Dry roasted peanuts, tree nuts and soy nuts
Lean meats and reduced fat cheese sandwiches
Pretzels or reduced fat crackers
Baked chips with salsa or low-fat dip
Low-fat muffins, granola bars, graham crackers, fig bars
Mini bagels with whipped light or fat-free cream cheese
Bread Sticks with marinara
Fat-free or low-fat flavored yogurt and fruit parfaits
Fat-free or low-fat pudding cups
Fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products(string cheese, single serving cottage cheese, or cheese cubes)
Pure ice cold water
*This list is not all inclusive and is meant only to provide parents and school staff with guidance for healthier food and beverage choices. Not all food and beverage items on this list will necessarily meet district nutrient standards as items vary in sugar, fat, and calorie content from brand to brand. However, all of the items in the list are believed to be consistent with the intent of the wellness policy to promote student health and reduce childhood obesity.