Coeur d‘Alene Public Schools


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Welcome to Nutrition Services

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    Why Whole Grains are a Healthier Choice

Ever wondered what the big deal is with “whole grains”?  We’re faced with choosing them when we buy things like breads, cereals and pastas.  The difference between whole grain flour and processed flour used to make these products is what’s been lost in the processing.  Grains in their natural state have important parts that provide fiber, vitamins and minerals.  When grain is processed to make white flour, the good nutrients and fiber is stripped away.  It’s a known fact that fiber helps to make you feel full longer after meals…not to mention that it is closely connected to good gastro-intestinal health.  Examples of whole grains include, brown or wild rice, barley, bulgur, oatmeal, whole wheat breads and even popcorn.  Look for products labeled as “whole grain” and aim for items with at least 3 grams of fiber per serving.  Nutrition services here at School District 271 takes the importance of whole grains seriously, baking fresh breads and rolls with whole grain flours and using whole grain products on our menus. For more information on the importance of fiber, click HERE.

Join our team!

Now that school is back in session, are you missing the pitter-patter of children's feet during the day?  We've got a great opportunity for you to come and work with our 10,000 students in the nutrition services department.  Working in Nutrition Services is a great fit for parents with children in the district as you only work when school is in session and can be home with them on holidays and weekends!  If you are interested in applying, click HERE to connect to the application and for details as to where to drop it off.
Good Nutrition is an important part of the learning environment. A hungry student has difficulty concentrating and learning. Help your child do better in school by making sure they eat a healthy breakfast and lunch either at home or with us at school!