Every three years the Michigan Department of Education, on behalf of the United States Department of Agriculture, conducts a review of the nutritional integrity of the meals provided to students. All school districts who participate in the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program must undergo this audit.
During the 2011-2012 school year Alma Public School's lunches and breakfasts were analyzed for adherence to the guidelines set forth by the United States Department of Agriculture. The results of that review can be found at the following link:
In addition, Alma's food service programs underwent intensive scrutiny by the Michigan Department of Education/School Nutrition Programs on October 4 & 5, 2012. This Validation Review was intended to ensure that Alma is following the tough, new nutrition standards dictated by USDA. Menus, purchasing records, nutritional integrity of foods used, and serving procedures were audited. As a result, Alma was named the first school district in the state of Michigan to pass the review and be certified to be in compliance with the new guidelines.