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Nutrition Services

Kelly Minnick, SNS
Director of Nutrition Services
Phone:   440-392-5086
Email:    kelly.minnick@pcls.net
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Karen Neiman
Secretary
Phone:   440-392-5086
Email:    karen.neiman@pcls.net
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2018 -19 SCHOOL YEAR 

Students will no longer receive meals at no cost unless they have 
been approved for free meals. See below on how to apply for free or reduced price meals and for meal prices.
 
Click on this link to read why this change has occurred: 
 

The Nutrition Services Department is made up of a team of 22 food service professionals in 5 kitchens who are committed to providing high quality meals to students at an affordable price to families.  

The Department of Nutrition Services strictly adheres to the USDA mandates and regulations regarding the sale of food items to children in schools. We offer chef salads, fresh fruits, and veggies at every school, every day. We serve education every day by promoting healthy habits and nutrition. 

Free & Reduced Price Meal Application

Apply online for free or reduced price meals by logging into your parent portal on Infinite Campus. After logging in, click on the "Application/Forms" link on the left side under "Family."

You will be asked to create a 5 character PIN. This PIN must be no more than 5 characters and must contain at least two of the following: number, letter, special character.

 A new application must be submitted yearly and you must provide meals for your child until your application has been approved.

If you received a letter from our office stating you have pre-qualified for free meals, you do NOT need to submit an online free or reduced price meal application.

Breakfast & Lunch Prices

Menus are analyzed to insure that they meet the USDA Guidelines for Americans.  The meal pattern has five components:  meat/meat alternate, fruits and vegetables, bread/bread equivalent food, and milk. Please see the links on the right side of this page for the breakfast and lunch menus.

Please call the NS office at 440-392-5086 if you have any questions about their account balance.

Student Lunch Prices
$2.75 at all Elementary Schools
$  .40 reduced price

$3.25 at Heritage Middle School and Harvey High School
$  .40 reduced price

Student Breakfast Prices
$1.75 at all schools
$  .30 reduced price

For questions regarding food service, menu items, or your Infinite Campus account, please contact the Department of Nutrition Services at 440-392-5086.

Payment Methods

Online Pre-Payments: To pay online with a credit or debit card, log into your Parent Portal account in Infinite Campus. Allow 24 hours for payments to be received and applied to the account. Student transactions may also be viewed through this service.

Check: Please make checks payable to your school cafeteria and include your child's name and ID number on the check. If splitting among multiple children in the same building, please indicate the amount to post to each check.

Cash: Cash is accepted, but sending cash in with elementary aged children is not encouraged. We are not responsible for lost or stolen cash.

ONLINE INTERACTIVE MENU
View the online interactive menu with information including:
  • Allergens
  • Carb Counts
  • Nutritional information for ALL schools
 

Summer Food Service Program:  All children ages 1 through 18 are eligible to receive free meals during the summer months at participating program sites.  Individuals ages 19 through 21 who have been identified as having mental or physical disabilities and are following Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) through their current enrollment in educational programs also are eligible for free summer meals. 

For more information or to find a location near you call 1-866-3-HUNGRY (486479) or click here http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Other-Resources/Food-and-Nutrition/Summer-Food-Service-Program

DISTRICT WELLNESS POLICY
The District Wellness Policy is available on our website under the Board Policies & Guidelines section. If you have any input for the Wellness Policy, please contact the Operations Manager.
 
SCHOOL LUNCH IN THE NEWS - The Latest Question Answered!
USDA meal regulations - Click HERE to see what makes up a combo meal! 
 
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