What's for lunch?
That is the questions most elementary children have on their mind as noon time approaches. The sign on the right appears in our elementary school halls before the students walk up to the cafeteria. Colorful magnetic photos of the food components that will be served for the day are displayed.
The menu board helps children become aware of all the fruit and vegetable choices that are available for lunch. Our goal is to encourage the consumption of healthy fruits and vegetables.
When children have an idea of what they are going to select for lunch, the lunch lines move faster and children are able to spend more time enjoying their meal.
- The elementary lunch program offers a variety of foods within each food group so that students can select a well-balanced, nutritious meal. Elementary Lunch includes one choice from each of the five groups below:
|1||Salad / Vegetable / Potatoe|
|1||Fruit / Juice|
- Everyday we offer at least three entree selections.
- To compliment the entree, students may select from a variety of fresh fruits, juices and canned fruits as well as fresh or cooked vegetables
- 1% white milk and low fat chocolate milk are also available.
- Middle school students have a wide variety of lunch choices to help students best meet their recommended nutrient levels. Everyday we offer at least five hot lunch selections in addition to soups, assorted salads and sandwiches.
- Students may select from a variety of fresh fruits and juices as well as fresh or steamed vegetables.
- Skim, 1% white milk and fat free chocolate milk are also available
- Our high schools students have a larger variety of choices to enjoy daily at lunch.
- Student input and feedback are solicited to determine if we are meeting their needs and preferences.
- Food Services maintains a balance between providing nutritious lunches and offering foods that meet the taste preferences of a diverse student population.
If a child requires special diet modifications
If a child has a life threatening allergy that can cause an anaphylactic reaction or is a diabetic, food substitutions will be made. Follow the guidelines below for substitutions:
A statement signed by a Physician must include:
- An identification of the medical or other special dietary condition which restricts the child's diet;
- The food or foods to be omitted from the child's diet; and
- The food or choice of foods to be substituted.
Non-life threatening Food allergy or food intolerance
Accommodations for children with other special dietary needs may be made however, it is not required by the School Lunch federal regulations to provide food substitutions.
In most cases, allergies that do not cause an anaphylactic reaction can be handled through "Offer vs. Serve." You can fill out a special dietary needs request form on our main page and turn it in to the food service department.