A "School Lunch" consists of the choice of meat or meat alternate, choice of vegetable, choice of fruit, choice of grain and milk. Students are required to take at least 3 of the 5 food components. One of the 3 components must be 1/2 cup of fruit or vegetable to meet requirements for a "School Lunch."
Director: Vicky Blankenship
208-455-3331 ext 1
What's in a school Meal?
School meals offer students milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains – and they must meet strict limits on saturated fat and portion size. Starting this fall, school lunches throughout the county will meet additional standards, including:
• Age-appropriate calorie limits for elementary, middle and high school meals.
• Larger servings of veggies and fruits: Students must take at least one serving (½ cup) of fruits or vegetables with their school lunch at all grade levels.
• A wider variety of vegetables, including offerings of dark green and red/ orange vegetables and legumes.
• Fat-free or 1% milk will be offered, with flavored milk only available fat-free!
• More whole grains: Greater than 50% of bread items offered in school cafeterias will now be whole grain.
• Reduction of sodium in school meals will be gradual with the end goal of 740 mg of sodium per meal on average.
Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sex, religion, age, or disability and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. To file a compaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382.
Elementary - $1.75
Secondary - $2.00
any 2nd Meal- $2.60
Breakfast - $2.00
Lunch - $3.25
Parents/Guests are welcome to join their children for lunch anytime. Please call prior to 9 a.m. that day so that the proper number of lunches will be prepared.
***ONLINE MEAL APPLICATION***
Parents and guardians can submit a meal application online starting August 10, 2012 and all year. The application will be processed within 24 hours, and you will NOT have to fill out a paper application and mail it or hand it over to the Food Services Manager at your child’s school. By clicking on the link on the Caldwell School District homepage, you can access the online meal application. Computers will be available at your school’s registration if you do not have access to one otherwise. Apply Now!
NO CHARGING ON STUDENT'S ACCOUNTS AFTER APRIL 12, 2013.
Allergy Information: No MILK substitutions will be made for ANY reason without documentation from the student’s physician. FOOD substitutions CANNOT be made for any reason without a conference consisting of the student’s parents/guardians, physician, school nurse and either the principal or kitchen manager, to determine the student’s needs and the liability of the Food Service Department. The Food Service Program is required by the State Department to have documentation on file for all the students with a food intolerance of any kind.
If you have specific questions, please contact the food service department in your child's school or the Food Service, (208) 455-3331.
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