Nutrition Services

Send Money to School

Go to www.SendMoneyToSchool.com to create an account for your student. The funds can be used for snacks in the cafeteria.

Breakfast

Breakfast is served free to all scholars. (Lunch is also free).
 
Breakfast provides benefits, including the following:
  1. Higher Test Scores! Research has proven that children who eat breakfast have higher math and reading scores. 
  2. Improved Attendance! Studies show that scholars who eat breakfast are absent and tardy less often. 
  3. Fewer trips to the nurse! When scholars eat breakfast, nurses report fewer hunger related office visits. 
  4. Improved Behavior in the Classroom! Scholars are better able to pay attention in class when they have eaten. Fewer discipline problems are seen in scholars who eat breakfast.
  5. Ability to learn! Scholars learn best when they have eaten a good breakfast.
  6. Better Concentration! When scholars have eaten, they are better able to concentrate and behave in the classroom. This allows teachers to spend more time on teaching and less time on discipline.

Special Meal Accommodations

Meal Substitutions for Medical Reasons

USDA Regulation 7 CFR Part 15b requires substitutions or modifications in school meals for children whose disabilities restrict their diets. A child with a disability must be provided substitutions in foods when that need is supported by a signed statement from a licensed physician.

In Cases of Food Allergy

Generally, children with food allergies or intolerances do not have a disability, as defined under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act or Part B of IDEA, and school food service may, but is not required to, make food substitutions for them. However, when a physician statement is presented that food allergies may result in severe, life-threatening (anaphylactic) reactions, the child’s condition would meet the definition of “disability”, and the substitutions prescribed by the licensed physician must be made.

An common example of a non-life threatening allergy would be lactose intolerance, in which case the district is not required to offer a substitute for milk. .

School nutrition services may make food substitutions at their discretion, for individual children who do not have a disability, but who are medically certified as having a special dietary need. Such determinations are made on a case-by-case basis. This provision covers those children who have food intolerances or allergies, but do not have life-threatening anaphylactic reactions when exposed to the food(s) with which they have problems.

Medical Statement for Children with Special Dietary Needs

Each special dietary request must be supported by a statement explaining the requested food substitution and must be signed by a recognized medical authority. The Medical Statement 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.

If we do not receive a medical statement from a recognized medical authority, your child will receive a regular lunch tray. Medical statements completed by parents or guardians will not be accepted.

Nutrition Information

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