The Food Service Department has included nutritional information on foods served through the lunch program to assist you in your effort to make healthy food choices.
Current Nutritional Information Data
Please go to our Schooldish page for nutrition information.
If you have any questions about nutritional or allergy information, please contact Food Service at 248.341.5671.
Bloomfield Hills School District Wellness Policy
The Bloomfield Hills School district is committed to creating a healthy school environment that enhances the development of life-long wellness practices. BHS conducts regular reviews of the Wellness policy to determine its effectiveness.
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There is no single cause for the rising number of over weight children. This problem has developed due to a long list of far-reaching environmental and social changes that affect virtually every aspect of our daily lives. We have separated some of these issues into three categories
- One third of the children in the United States eat in fast food restaurants daily.
- More packaged, pre-processed and convenience foods are consumed.
- Super-sized portions.
- Students are not consuming enough fruits, vegetables and milk.
- Americans are eating more food every year.
- By the time a child starts school -- research shows their eating habits are already firmly established and difficult to change.
- Sugar and refined flours.
- Increased sugar consumption.
- Refined flours have been stripped of vitamins, minerals and fiber.
- Teens are a challenging group -- they are at the stage of growth and independence, where they view food as one of the few choices under their control.
- Children model the nutritional behavior of their parents.
- We live in a society of instant gratification -- with a lack of will power, when it comes to eating.
IRREGULAR MEAL PATTERNS
- Fewer family meals are eaten together.
- More meals and snacks are eaten outside of the home.
- Fewer parents have time to cook.
- 73% of households in the U.S. with school age children have either a single working parent or both parents working.
- Parents have fewer cooking skills than the past generations .
- Meals and snacks are eaten while watching TV.
- Television has become a child-care provider for many parents who are over burdened with work responsibilities.
- Children are feeding themselves after school with the use of frozen foods they can microwave.
DECREASED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
- Research has determined that students spend an average of five hours per day
- Electronic media, computers and games are sedate activities.
- Less physical activity during school.
- Declining after school physical activity.
- Use of motor transport vs walking or riding bikes.
- Fewer "active" chores are given to kids.