GO foods are those lowest in fat with no added sugar and are less processed than other foods. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats and fat-free and low-fat dairy products with no added sugar are all examples of GO foods.
SLOW foods are higher in fat and sugar, and they are more processed. Reduced-fat plain milk and dairy products, reduced-fat processed meats, refined grains and foods that are prepared with added fat or sugar are all examples of SLOW foods.
WHOA foods are highest in fat and sugar, and they are the most processed. Whole milk, meats that are high in fat, fried foods and foods prepared with large amounts of added fat and sugar are all examples of WHOA foods.Students are taught that a healthy diet consists mostly of GO foods, fewer SLOW foods, and rarely WHOA foods. At A.I.S.D., different menus are developed for each school level to serve foods that students are familiar with in the healthiest versions possible. Then newer items are introduced annually to provide students an opportunity to broaden their food experience. For more detailed menu information, peruse the Austin Independent School District lunch menus. Want to see more pictures? Check out Chef Burke’s photos on flickr. This year, the first ever National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day will take place on October 12th during National School Lunch Week. Will you participate?