The District's food service provider is Arbor Management, Inc. With a passion for quality food, dedication to nutrition and attention to detail, the Arbor team is committed to preparing nutritionally balanced meals bursting with flavor. Their registered dietitians, professional chefs, and nutrition staff work together to serve the highest quality, nutrient-dense meals to stimulate every palate.
Education doesn’t stop in the cafeteria. The lunch room is the perfect environment for students to learn and discover healthy options. With high direction for proper portions and the promotion of nutritious foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, Arbor encourages students to make healthy choices.
Have a nutrition question?
Arbor's corporate dietitians are available to answer nutrition questions from students, parents, or faculty via their website link “Ask a Dietitian.” They make it easy for you to be confident about your health and wellness knowledge. Ask a dietitian here.
To view nutrition resources, visit Arbor's website.
Arbor A+ Nutrition Standards
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) requires meals to follow strict nutrition guidelines to ensure students receive age-appropriate nutrition. Compared to past years, meals now contain more whole grains, fruit, vegetables, lower fat milk and age-appropriate potion sizes. Changes were made to better reflect the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 to help combat childhood obesity and to offer more nutrients to students.
Arbor Management takes the regulations one step further by upholding our A+ Nutrition Standards. Arbor Management pledges to:
|→ Buy fresh and locally as available.|
|→ Display the highest quality, freshest possible produce in a rainbow of nutrients.|
|→ Expose students to new, healthy foods such as edamame, kale, and sweet potatoes.|
|→ Select cage-free, grain-fed poultry with no added hormones or steroids.|
|→ Emphasize the 9 essential nutrients in our skim and low-fat milk free from artificial growth hormones and produced from sustainable farms.|
|→ Encourage whole grains to increase fiber and vitamin intake by providing whole grain rich bread, rolls, buns, breakfast items, pasta, and rice.|
|→ Serve products with minimal saturated fat, added sugars, artificial ingredients, preservatives, and sodium whenever possible.|
|→ Eliminate Trans Fat. Grill or bake instead of deep-fry.|
|→ Provide various protein options such as lean meat and skinless poultry, as well as vegetarian protein options such as legumes, edamame, and low-fat cheese.|
|→ Educate students on allergy safety, label reading, and age-appropriate portion sizes.|
|→ Conduct surveys, taste tests, and food advisory committees to collaborate and brainstorm new ideas with students.|
|→ Teach students to create healthy, wholesome, balanced meals.|
Arbor Management, the food service provider for Racine Unified, is looking for very special associates. They are looking for the kind of people who are interested in part-time hours on the days that schools are in session and who like to be around children. Shifts vary from three to six hours per day between 5 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. If interested, please complete an application between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Arbor office located at 3109 Mt. Pleasant St., Building 2, Door B. Arbor looks forward to meeting you.
Please contact Beverly Mann with Arbor Management at 262-664-8700 with questions.