Reser's Fine Foods Recall
The recent recall from Reser's Fine Foods does not affect foods served by the Corvallis School District Food and Nutrition Services. The foods listed in the recall are not purchased by CSD Food Service. If you would like more information on this recall, you may click on this link. http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm371955.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
School Menu Calendar for All Elementary Students
This year, the Food Service Department has developed and designed a full school year menu calendar for both the Corvallis and Philomath elementary students. All elementary students will receive a menu calendar at their school. These calendars include menus for the entire year, plus information pages on the Food Service program, fun facts, and nutrition education. Also listed are days when school is out for either Corvallis or Philomath. Much of the artwork in this calendar was created by students, so many thanks go to these students and their teachers for submitting them for this project.
Free Summer Meal Program
The Free Summer Meal Program is in full swing at a variety of sites in both the Corvallis and Philomath. This program allows for all children 18 and under to eat free at these sites regardless of household income. For more information on this important program, please click HERE.
Breakfast in the Classroom
Students in Lincoln and Garfield Elementary schools have been given the opportunity to participate in Breakfast in the Classroom, a free to students program, regardless of income. Both schools are experiencing many positive effects by changing to this program. Fewer students are going to the office hungry or coming to school late, fewer absences and better behaviors. This means that students are spending more time in class learning! This is what school staff and the district were counting on when it was decided to pilot the program in these two schools.
Both schools will continue the school-wide program next school year. All students are welcome to eat, but have the choice to decline. The number of students eating breakfast at school has exponentially increased in both schools since beginning the program. Due to more focused learning and students getting the energy and nutrients they need, means student scores may increase.
We are excited about the positive feedback to the program. Feel free to contact us if you have questions.
We currently have positions available in our Food Service Department. Position details are on our website by clicking HERE. We will soon be opening up Food Service Assistant positions for next school year, so please keep checking the website for further updates.
You may have heard that there are new requirements for school meals. Most of these new rules will begin for school year 2012-2013. In preparation for these new requirements the Corvallis School District Nutrition Services Department has already been gradually making changes before they were required.
Currently, school meals offer students milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains, and they must meet strict limits on saturated fat and portion size. Starting in School Year 2012-2013, school lunches will meet additional standards requiring:
· Students to have ½ cup of fruit and/or vegetables on their tray for it count as a full meal.
· A wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes will be required.
· More whole grains
· Separate age-appropriate calorie limits for 3 grade groups; K-5, 6-8, and 9-12.
· Fat-free or 1% milk (flavored milk must be fat-free)
· Less sodium
We’re always working to offer students healthier and tastier choices. We have expanded our Farm to School Program, so fresh, local fruits and vegetables are on our salad bars and part of our breakfast and lunch offerings and Tasting Tables encourage students to try a different fruit or vegetable every month, sometimes in a new way. You can help our efforts by encouraging your children to try new things at home and at school. Also consider joining your student for lunch or breakfast to see what is new.
School meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families too! We even have a convenient way for parents to check their child’s meal account online.
We look forward to welcoming your children to the cafeteria this fall. To find out more about the healthy school meals we offer, please explore our Food Service website. To get additional facts about school meals visit www.TrayTalk.org.
Healthy Meals = Healthy Kids
We are not the same Food Service you may have experienced as a child. Those single-choice meals have changed in favor of offering several choices where students can have a nutritious meal that fits their tastes. School meals are healthier while having great taste.
Check out our website! You will find lots of great information, including the current month's menu calendar, Catering information, Free & Reduced meal applications and guidelines, Helpful Health and Nutrition resources, Staff contact information, and more.
Our schools serve nutritious meals daily that meet requirements established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It is the intent of Congress and this district (through our choice to participate in the Federal School Meal Program) that nutritious meals be available to all school children. Income guidelines are set by the federal program from which we determine if families qualify for meals either free or at a reduced price.
For more program information, click here.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the State of Oregon prohibit discrimination in all USDA programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD) or (888) 271-5983, Extension 516 (toll-free). The Corvallis School District is an equal opportunity provider and employer.