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School Meal Services

The Triad District school meal services utilize a computerized point of sale cafeteria system for both breakfast and lunch meal services in all attendance centers.  The system has established every student with an account in the cafeteria that can be accessed by using a barcode based on their Triad student ID. Students are provided with a Photo ID card with this barcode at the start of each school year.


Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

Enforced by the federal government and made effective July 1, the changes are part of a healthy school lunch initiative put forth in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.  The new guidelines establish calorie and sodium minimums and maximums for meals, require schools to offer a wider selection of fruits and vegetables, mandate that all milk be 1 percent or nonfat and require the use of whole grain.  Much more information can be found a http://www.choosemyplate.gov/

Sodexo Education

Healthy eating is an important part of the academic equation. Sodexo, the independent food service contractor that provides meals to all our schools, believes that they “have the responsibility to nourish” our students. All schools offer lunch service, and lunch menus can be viewed online, at www.sodexoeducation.com ].


Cafeteria Transactions

Triad is now able to offer parents the ability to manage their child’s meal account balances through an online management service called PayForIt.net [ www.payforit.net ]  This service benefits students, parents and the school cafeteria.  Management of your child’s account through this online service will ensure that they never have to worry about carrying cash for lunch purchases and having the money with them at the start of lunch service. Your concerns about lost money between the time your child leaves home and the lunch line are eliminated.  Our school cafeterias are already recognizing the time savings as more and more transactions are made using our new card based system, as opposed to providing cash, for each meal purchase in the service line.

Using the PayForIt.net service, parents can log in at any time to make a deposit to their child’s account, view their child’s account balance, set up recurring deposits to their child’s account, set up e-mail notifications when their child’s account falls below a certain dollar amount, or request a report showing what the child has purchased on their account.  Payments processed before 8 p.m. should post to the student’s account the next morning, in most cases.

Log on to www.payforit.net and select the “Sign Up” option from the menu. The screens will guide you through the three step process to establish your account.  [Download the PFI flyer for instructions] Please contact your child's school for their ID number.

An internet convenience fee will be applied during each transaction.  The fee is only charged when you add money to your child’s account.  Account payments can be made using a major a credit card (a 4.9% service fee based on the purchase amount will be applied) or ACH‐Electronic Check (a flat $1.25 per transaction - regardless of the purchase amount). If you have multiple children enrolled in the District, you can add money to each child’s account during the same transaction.  All families can establish a service account to view their child’s balance and see what they have purchased without having to incur this fee.

Transactions processed by PayForIt.net are safe and secure using Secure Socket Link, SSL, technology with Digicert.  With this technology, parents can be assured that all student information, credit card information and all other student data will be highly encrypted and secure.

If you choose not to use PayForIt.net for credit card transactions, the District continues to accept cash and checks at each school cafeteria.  Students can bring their deposit to their classroom teacher in the mornings and accounts will be manually updated by food service employees. We appreciate receiving these transactions in envelopes with the child’s name and teacher clearly printed on the outside. 

If you have any questions about this, please contact the Sodexo Food Service staff at the Triad Central Office building. 618-667-5400 x1211.

National School Meals Program

To enroll your student in the School Meals Program, you can visit  the following link to apply - Heartland Online Free and Reduced Meals Application.

Cafeteria Contact Information

  • Ruth Cunningham, Sodexo Education – Triad Schools Coordinator
  • District phone number: 667-5400 x1211
  • Email Address: Ruth.Cunningham@tcusd2.org 
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Jun 24, 2016, 9:16 AM