School Lunch Prices – updated 8/11/14
JHS Lunch Prices - updated 8/11/14
Lunch Prices - updated 8/11/14
Need to know – 8/11/14
A new study reveals
that regular childhood exposure to healthy foods—even if the child does not
like or eat them during childhood—increases the likelihood he/she will enjoy
these foods as an adult.
schools are providing the USDA Smart Snacks in Schools which includes
packages foods and beverages.
Please select this link to see the detailed nutrition standards.
Parents: Encouraging your child(ren) to eat healthful
foods begins with parents enjoying these foods, also. After reading this article, you may want to
try some of the recipes found in the Value Your Veggies link below.
Value Your Veggies:
Although this specific year-long vegetable promotion has ended, we
welcome you to visit the Value Your Veggies web pages. Who knows—you might find a recipe that you
and your children will like!
Families Receiving Free or Reduced Price Lunch: You will want to read this newsletter from Ellyn Satter, expert in child nutrition.
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.
Flavored vs. White Milk:
All schools offer flavored milk cartons that are fat-free
only. White 1% milk,
is also available. Please let us know
if your child prefers fat-free milk; we have discontinued it in some schools,
because students were not selecting it.
The flavored milk has
been re-formulated to reduce sugar content by 19 percent. Sucrose (table 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 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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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org),
mail (800 S. Walnut, Williamsville,
or drop off at one of the school offices.