NEW PRICES ~
As food costs have risen, we have had to increase lunch prices.
The new prices are:
CL through Grade Three: lunch is $2.45.
Grade Four-Grade Eight: lunch is $2.65.
Milk remains the same at $.50 per carton.
I am always looking for new menu ideas (of course that fit into our state standards) - share your favorites with me!
As a reminder, breakfast is served daily beginning at 7:00 a.m. and consists of a whole grain item, fruit and milk. Please refer to your monthly menu for specific items offered each day. Also, I am always looking for volunteers. I enjoy meeting the students families.
How does school lunch help families?
-Provides a balanced meal.
It meets one-third of the nutrition needs of most children for the day.
- Saves time.
If you spend 10 minutes a day packing lunch, that adds up to 30 hours (1,800 minutes) each school year.
- Supports learning at school.
Research shows that kids with healthier eating patterns have better academic performance
We follow the guidelines set forth by the USDA. We offer a rainbow of vegetables and fruits over the course of a week. Many of our bread items are whole grain rich. Meals have minimums and maximums of calories by day and per week per age group. We also have menu choices for everyone.
Offer v.s Serve
We also do "Offer v.s Serve" which consists the full menu or Mrs. Slattman will serve students their “choice” of at least three (3) of the five (5) items on the menu. There are requirements regarding fruits and vegetables however. Of the three (3) items taken, one (1) must be a fruit and/or vegetable.
ServSafe is a nationally recognized and accredited program with food safety as a top priority. 100% of the cafeteria staff receives training based off the ServSafe guidance. Over the last year, Mrs. Slattman has passed the inspections with no violations.
Our staff is very conscientious of food safety.
One of the great things St Patrick Catholic School does is allow the 5th and 6th grade to participate in serving the students and staff. We also have the Williams County Health Department train our 5th and 6th graders on serving and sanitizing procedures.
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