In accordance with the new federal nutrition standards for school meals, new meal patterns have been established to meet the USDA standards. A healthier and wider variety of vegetables, fruits and grains will be offered each week. Strict limits on fats, calories and portion sizes will be observed. All milk will be Fat-Free (including any flavored milk) or 1%. Milk continues to be included as part of a complete meal and is included in the meal price. As always, all of our breads, pastas, pizza crusts and coatings will be whole grain. We continue to be a trans-fat free district. More information can be found at the Maschio website and at http://www.choosemyplate.gov/food-groups/.
At both campuses, we have a wonderful made-to-order deli that is served with freshly made vegetable salad. A selection of whole grain rolls, wraps, sliced breads and toppings are available to create your own deli delight. A delicious hot entree, burger, buffalo chicken patty or chicken tenders are available or pasta selection is also available daily. Choose from freshly baked pizza with assorted toppings or a hamburger or chicken patty to make your meal. Visit the Potato Bar to top oven baked potato wedges with natural cheese sauces, vegetable selections and various other topping selections to complete your plate. All lunches are served with fruit and vegetable choices and a milk selection. We offer a wide variety of specialty salads such as Chicken Caesar, Buffalo Chicken, Garden Veggie Salad in our grab-n-go salad bar. In addition we offer a selection of healthy juices and beverages, yogurt and low-fat snacks. New to this school year we have added freshly made fruit and yogurt smoothies. A 16 oz serving with a grain serving is a complete meal. At the High School and the Middle School, breakfast is offered daily.
Your elementary student has many healthy choices each day. In addition to our ever changing selection of hot entrees, choices include a daily special BAKED unbreaded all white muscle meat chicken nuggets or tuna salad on wheat. At the Intermediate School, your student may also choose freshly made Pizza daily as a main entree selection. All entrees include two vegetables and fruit choice. In addition, students may choose a complete meal of Fruit & Cheese or a Hummus and Fruit Platter, both served with whole wheat pita bread. A Yogurt meal with Low Fat Yogurt is also available daily. It comes with string cheese, veggie sticks, a corn muffin, and fresh fruit. Complete any lunch with a low-fat milk selection. Also available are a Whole Grain Cereal Lunch or Whole Wheat Bagel Lunch. These include string cheese (2), veggie sticks, fresh fruit, and milk choice. Breakfast is served at LIS, Eldridge Park and Slackwood Schools daily.
Every full lunch or breakfast includes a fat-free or low fat milk selection. All flavored milk is fat-free. Water can not be substituted for milk. Water is available for purchase at all locations. Water fountains are available to students during all lunch periods. Each full lunch selection always comes with choice of low-fat or skim milk. Students may choose up to two of each fresh or steamed vegetable, and fresh or cupped fruit. If you have any questions regarding menu options, please feel free to call the Dining Services Office at 609.671.5594.