Did you know that the Nutrition Service department is self-funded? This means that the money the department earns from selling food items to students, families and staff, as well as federal and state government funding, must cover the cost of food, salary & benefits for approximately 75 employees, equipment and other operational expenses.
Nutrition Services will begin offering daily a la carte options at all grade levels starting in 2018-2019. These options will meet the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Smart Snack regulations and are compliant with the districts wellness guidelines. Snacks will be provided in small portions and are formulated to be reduced in fat, sugar and sodium. Examples of options include granola bars, string cheese, whole grain cookies, baked chips, 100% sparkling juice, popcorn, reduced-sugar fruit snacks and ice cream.
Families will still be able to regulate which items their student is allowed to purchase by filling out a Student Account Lunch Note form that is available below, from the kitchen manager, by contacting Nutrition Services, or at each schools’ back to school night. Students, parents and staff will not be allowed to purchase a la carte items when their account does not have adequate funds to cover the cost of the item.
These daily a la carte offerings help the department cover operational costs, including remaining competitive in the job market and the ability to offer our employees wage increases aligned with the district. Our goal is to continue to offer the best variety of healthy meals to our students daily ensuring that 100% of our students are successful.
Does your student have food allergies? We're here to help! Click on the link below to see a list of allergens contained in our entrees and sides. If you have any questions, please contact Carlynn Fitzgerald, Nutrition Services Assistant Director.