JHS Lunch Prices - updated 9/09/13
WHS Lunch Prices - updated 9/09/13
WJHS and WHS cafeteria: Need to know – 8/07/13
We have another
meatless recipe you may want to try at home: Vegetarian
Notice changes to our lunch menus?
We are excited about this new recipe featured at the WHS
cafeteria: Chipotle Black Bean Burritos
Value Your Veggies:
Although this year-long vegetable promotion ended school year
2011-12, we welcome you to visit the Value Your Veggies web pages. Who knows—you might find a recipe that your
student(s) will like!
Families Receiving Free or Reduced Price Lunch: You will want to read this newsletter from Ellyn Satter, expert in child nutrition.
Flavored vs. White Milk – UPDATE 8/19/11
Beginning the 2011-12
school year, all schools will be offering flavored milk cartons that are
fat-free only. White milk, either
fat-free or 1%, is also available.
The flavored milk has
been re-formulated to reduce sugar content by 19 percent. Sucrose (sugar) has replaced the high
fructose corn syrup.
We are pleased to
continue to offer our students flavored milk as an option. Milk, whether flavored or unflavored,
remains the most nutritious beverage choice at lunch for our students.
A recent study of 58 schools that
have eliminated flavored milk in their lunch program reveals a dramatic drop
in students drinking milk.
For a good summary of
this issue, please review Flavored
Milk in Perspective by the National Dairy Council.
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Forms to apply for free
lunches or reduced-price lunches are available in your student’s school
office, the district office, and on the district website. If your family qualifies for the
reduced-price benefit, the price is only 40¢ per lunch. This information is confidential. Because the information is coded in our
computer system, the students appear to be charged for their lunch in the
cafeteria the same as all other students.
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As a parent, are you
apprehensive about selecting safe classroom snacks when there are students
with food allergies in your child's class? If so, federal legislation has made it easier
to understand whether a packaged food is free from common food allergens.
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For the convenience of
our students and parents, the lunch program now has printed nutrition
information available on most of the items on the lunch menus.
Please just ask any
cook for the lunch menu nutrition information. She will hand you the binder
to look through, which has the items in alphabetical order. The nutrition
information is similar to what is on packaged food: list of ingredients and
the Nutrition Facts.
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We try to serve the
menu items that the students will enjoy as well as provide good nutrition. If
your family has a favorite recipe that may be used by the school cafeterias,
please feel free to send it to us by email (email@example.com),
mail (800 S. Walnut, Williamsville,
or drop off at one of the school offices.