Food and Nutrition

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School Lunch Menu
Earlham Schools are committed to meeting our students’ nutritional needs. Healthy meals promote success in and outside of the classroom. We offer a variety of nutritious foods in an environment that respects student and staff needs.

Nutrition Standards

Breakfast and lunch are available to every student in the district, and our meals meet or exceed the US Department of Agriculture nutrition standards, which require:

  • half of the tray should be fruits and vegetables (1/2 cup servings of each)

  • age-appropriate calorie servings

  • a wide variety of vegetables

  • fat-free unflavored or flavored 1% milk

  • foods rich in whole grains

  • limited sodium

  • zero trans-fats

2017-18 Meal Prices

Breakfast Prices

 

PK-12

Reduced

Adults

Single

$1.85

$ .30

$2.45

Weekly

$9.25

$1.50

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Monthly (4 weeks)

$37.00

$6.00

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Breakfast is served 7:30 a.m. to 8:05 a.m.

Lunch Prices

 

PK-3

4-12

Reduced

Adults

Single

$2.60

$2.75

$ .40

$ 3.65

Weekly

$13.00

$13.75

$2.00

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Monthly (4 weeks)

$52.00

$55.00

$8.00

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  • All meals are served with milk

  • Please complete the Juice/ Water FORM granting permission to your elementary student to purchase juice or bottled water (.60) 

*The monthly and weekly prices are estimates.
You may deposit any amount in your family lunch account.

We encourage any parent or guardian to join us for a meal!



 Extra Items (K-12) and A la Carte Prices (7-12)

 

Extra Items

Price


A la Carte Items

Price

Lunch Entree

$1.50

 

Chips/Dessert

.75

Lunch Side 

$1.00

 

Beef Jerky Pack

$1.50

Extra Milk

.50

 

Cheese/Beef Stick

$1.00

8 oz Juice or water

.60

 

16 oz. Bottled Water

$1.00

Breakfast Entree

$1.50

 

Apple Juice/OJ 

$1.75

Yogurt/ Cereal 

.75

 

Propel /Green Tea

$1.25

Fruit/Vegetables 

.75

 

12 oz. Gatorade

$1.00




  
 













 



 You can monitor your student's purchases/deposits online:


 JMC Parent Login link


Features
:

 

Family Accounts - All students from one family share one account. This means only one check needs to be sent for all the students in a family.

Individual student accounts can be set up, if a parent/guardian prefers. Please make sure to indicate on the check which account it should be deposited into.

District-Wide Use - Students may use the funds in this account for breakfast, lunch and A la Carte items.




Meal Charge Policy 2017-2018

 

For any questions about your lunch account transactions
or with help with logging into JMC, please email

Leslie Winey at lwiney@ecsdcards.com or call 515-758-2214 Ext. 101


SPECIAL MENU REQUESTS

If your child has a disability or life-threatening food allergy and you would like a substituted menu, you will need to complete a Diet Modification Form. You may call the School Nurse, Monica Tibben at 515-758-2214 ext. 126, or Kitchen Manager, Karen Hauschildt at 515-758-2214 ext. 136 with questions. These forms will need to be signed by a physician licensed by the State and returned to the nurse. Requests for special diets must be submitted annually and updated by a physician annually.



 Free and Reduced Meals
Did you know that you can apply for free and reduced meals at any time through-out the school year? If you were not eligible at the start of the year, but have had a change of income from events such as being laid off, the free and reduced program can help.

 

Free and Reduced Meals - How It Works 
Students on the free or reduced lunch program are eligible to receive one lunch and one breakfast each school day at the free or reduced price. Each meal must consist of three items from different food groups to qualify.

BREAKFAST: 1/2 cup of a fruit is now required for a meal. Students must take 3 of 4 offered food groups:

LUNCH: students must take 3 of 5 offered food groups. Students are required to take at least 1/2 cup of a fruit or vegetable. 

If what is on the tray does not qualify as a meal, the items will be charged at A la Carte prices - you will not receive the free/reduced benefit. Extra servings are not included in the free/reduced program and will be charged at regular prices. These rules are set by the USDA as part of the National School Lunch Program.




 

Please contact Leslie Winey
 lwiney@ecsdcards.com or call
515-758-2214 ext. 101
with any questions