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School Lunch • Monday, February 20th
Feed the Body, Feed the Brain
Some time ago I wrote an article about our food service program outlining a few specific action steps that we are taking to improve our service. Here is an update to our work.
As mentioned in the original article, there have been some immediate changes in our menu that include: replacing the corn dog and chicken patty meals with a pulled pork sandwich and a chicken breast sandwich meal. Also, a daily soup and unlimited veggies and fruits are available to our student patrons. In addition to these changes, Grand Isle School has applied for and received an $8000.00 grant to support our participation in the Fresh Fruit and Veggie program. The program provides funding for daily afternoon fresh fruits and vegetables for ALL Grand Isle students Monday through Friday.
Another identified action step was forming a food advisory committee comprised of the building principal, faculty, students, parents, school nurse, and Abbey personnel. The purpose of the committee is to establish a strong feedback loop between the school and The Abbey to ensure a healthy and high quality meal program. An initial meeting was held on Monday January 30th and our second meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 20th.
In addition, and in cooperation with our school counselor, Coori Sellers, and The Abbey Group, we will launch the Abbey’s nutritional education program, 'Eat Smart, Play Hard'. This interactive presentation is about healthy eating that is delivered to grade 4 students. Typically this is scheduled in April during Child Nutrition Month. Information from USDA's My Plate is used to discuss healthy food choices and also talk about the importance of exercising (playing hard).
Lastly, beginning March 1st, there will be an increase of 10 cents in the student and adult lunch prices. Breakfast will continue to cost $1.50. Student lunches will cost $2.45 and adult lunch will cost $3.45. This increase is due to decreased state/federal funds that helped subsidize a portion of the program costs. Your child may qualify for free meals or reduced price meals. Reduced priced meals are served at no charge to families. Found on our school’s website, under files and links, is a packet that includes an application for free or reduced meal benefits, a set of detailed instructions, and some common questions and answers to help with the application process. Link here: Click Here
Principal at Grand Isle School
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