Think outside the lunchbox and encourage your children to choose school meals! They are the best deal in town:
In addition to offering great value, school meals are a huge convenience for busy families. Schools provide nutritious breakfasts and lunches, offering milk, fruits, vegetables, proteins and grains and meeting strict limits on saturated fat and portion size.
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and other items that obviously contain peanuts have been removed from school menus. Many cafeterias provide peanut-aware tables where students are not to have peanuts or peanut products. Diet modifications can be made for students who are lactose intolerant or gluten intolerant or who have life-threatening food allergies.
mychesterfieldschools.nutrislice.com. App users simply choose the school they are interested in, select breakfast or lunch, then view detailed nutritional information (including possible allergens) about the entrees and side dishes available each day. Because food and ingredients change from year to year, parents need to check ingredients annually if their child has food allergies.
MySchoolBucks.com or by sending cash or checks to the school cafeteria.
To apply for free or reduced-price meals, families must complete an application. Only one application is needed per family, and forms are available in school offices, school cafeterias, at mychesterfieldschools.com or by calling 743-3717.
For the 2016-17 school year, the reduced fees will be waived so that students who qualify for reduced-price breakfasts and lunches will receive them free.
Other food Chesterfield schools encourage healthy snacks and limit celebrations that involve food during the school day. Many students have food sensitivities that can lead to life threatening reactions. At home, parents can manage the foods their children are exposed to. Managing exposure at school is more of a challenge, so schools take reasonable steps to meet that challenge by asking all parents to follow four simple guidelines:
If you have questions, it’s best to ask your child’s teacher about guidelines for food in the classroom. You can find more information about school lunches and nutrition and the free lunch forms on our district website.