Cafeteria

Page Jackson

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All students may eat breakfast and/or lunch in the cafeteria. Meals will be charged each day and a bill sent home at the end of each month. The bill will mail from the school board office with payment to be remitted to the Child Nutrition Department. To view and/or make payment online for your child's account, please visit https://www.schoolcafe.com/initial. To apply for free/reduced meals, please fill out an application at https://www.wvschoolmeals.net/Register.aspx. You must fill out a new application for this service each year.

Prices are as follows:

Breakfast-$1.25/day- Reduced breakfast-$.35/day

Lunch- $1.50/day - Reduced Lunch- $.45/day

Extra milk-$.25/day

Adult meals-$4.25 please bring correct change

Menus are provided to students each month by request or may be viewed on the school’s website. Should you have any questions regarding Page-Jackson’s meal service, please contact Mrs. Best, Cafeteria Manager, at 725-9020.

Parents, grandparents, and guardians are invited to have lunch with the students any day of the week. Please send a note in with your child on the morning of your visit stating how many adults will be coming for lunch and how many will be purchasing a cafeteria meal. Cafeteria lunches are $4.25 for adults and will need to be paid for by check made out to Page Jackson Elementary or with exact change at the time of purchase. We cannot make change at the school.

School meals are changing!

This fall, students will see differences in the cafeteria- healthier and more nutritious food in their schools! Thanks to the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act, major improvements are being made across the country to transform school food and to promote better nutrition and reduce obesity.

Kids spend a large portion of their day at school, and may eat half of the day’s calories there. School meals should have food that helps children learn and grow. The new meals are based on recommendations made by the Institute of Medicine and designed to give children more of the nutrients they do need without giving them empty calories they don’t need.


Healthier options

School meals will have:

  • More whole grain-rich foods

  • More fruit

  • More vegetables

  • Less sodium and trans-fat

  • Fat free and low fat milk

  • More water


Many familiar food items will still be available. For example, pizza is a popular school lunch entree. Schools may still serve pizza, but your child’s slice may come with a whole grain crust and reduced fat cheese.

Old Menu New

Menu

Cheese

pizza Whole wheat cheese pizza

Canned pineapple

Baked sweet potato fries

Tater tots

Grape tomatoes, raw

With ketchup

Applesauce

Low fat (1%) chocolate milk

Low fat (1%) milk

Low fat Ranch dip

HealthierUS Schools are Leading the Way!

Many school districts have already been making healthy changes in the cafeteria, and their experiences are helping to guide change across the country. Almost 4000 schools are already recognized as being far ahead of the curve- they have received a HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) award. These schools have met high standards in serving healthy foods, offering nutrition education, and promoting physical activity during the school day. You can find a list of HUSSC schools here: http://www.healthyaccesslocator.com/


HUSSC schools (and others) have developed innovative ways to make changes. For example:

  • Taste tests are a popular way for students to “vote” on introducing a new food.

  • School gardens are a great way for children to understand where their food comes from and to be more likely to try new foods.

  • Many schools feature locally grown fruits and vegetables, along with visits by the farmers who grew them, as part of their overall educational programming.
  • Resources

    The School Day Just Got Healthier Toolkit has brochures, fact sheets, FAQs, fliers, school lessons, templates and much more to help everyone understand the changes to school meals this school year. There are kits for school administrators and employees, parents, students, and interested community members. You can find this information at:

    http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/healthierschoolday/toolkit.htm


    Get Involved!

    Be a champion of healthy and nutritious school meals. Help students make the right choice, the healthy choice, when it comes to choosing what to eat.

    Although you may not be directly involved with the child nutrition programs, please let your partners and followers know you support healthier meals for kids. Also, please let us know if you are willing to help get the word out by doing any of the following:

    Learn more about the changes, take action within your schools and community, and get involved with this exciting time in school meals!

    In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability

    To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC, 20250-9410, or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). TDD users can contact the USDA through local relay or the Federal Relay at (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (relay voice users). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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