* May menus are not up, yet, due to technical difficulties. We hope to get them on the website, as soon as possible. We apologize for the delay.*
Food Service Positions Available
We currently have positions available in our Food Service Department. There are two positions available for Philomath for Food Service Assistants. We also have two baking positions - One is for Lead Baker and one is for Assistant Baker. These are 8 hour positions on a 177 school calendar working from 9 pm to 5:30 am at our Central Kitchen. Position details are on our website by clicking HERE.
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.