Lunch Menu for June 2014 ~ Have a Safe, Happy, and Healthy Summer
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The Brecksville-Broadview Heights City Schools offers healthy meal choices in accordance with the guidelines set forth in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. We use a variety of whole grain items, legumes, low-fat milk, and abundant choices of seasonal and local fresh fruits and vegetables. The following information highlights some of the efforts to improve school lunch nutrition:
- Students must select a serving of a fruit or a vegetable to put together a complete lunch. There will be multiple vegetable and fruit choices each day for the student to choose from. Vegetable choices must include dark green, red/orange, legumes, starchy and other vegetables. Fresh fruit is available every day at all cafeterias.
- Menu components are posted at the start of each line so that students will be able to easily identify meal options; cafeteria staff members will be assisting as well.
- The majority of our grain choices are whole grain rich . . . . . breads, rice, pasta, and pizza crusts.
- School meals meet strict limits for saturated fat, trans fats, portion size, and age appropriate calorie levels.
- Milk choices offered include only 1% fat or lower varieties.
School Meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families. Elementary lunch is $2.75, Middle and High School lunches are $3.00-$3.50. High School breakfast prices are $1.50-$2.00. All meals include milk. Please explain to your child (ren) that they must choose at least one serving of a fruit or a vegetable to make a complete meal. If you have questions, feel free to call us at 440-740-4761/4760.
Free / Reduced Lunch Applications
Children need healthy meals to learn. Brecksville-Broadview Heights Schools offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast costs $1.50 at High School and Highland Drive; lunch costs $2.75 at the Elementary Schools and $3.00 or $3.50 at the Middle and High Schools. Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. Reduced price is $.30 for breakfast and $.40 for lunch.
For more information on the Free / Reduced lunch program, refer to the Free/Reduced Lunch Application.
Online Lunch Payment and Pin Numbers
The Brecksville-Broadview Heights School cafeterias use FSS Positive ID point of sale system, a computerized cash register system. The system eliminates overt identification of students who are eligible for free or reduced meal benefits. All students must type in their pin number to receive their meals, and identification is made by an on-screen picture of the student. All full day kindergarten and 1st grade students will have use of an in-school lunch card for purchases, which uses a bar code to interpret their pin number information.
We accept debit payments in the form of a check or cash, both of which can be sent into school with the student. We also accept online payments from the website listed below.
By using the website, parents may view their children’s meal purchases over the last 30 days and check account balances. This service is free, and each student’s account is updated nightly so the information is current the following day. Parents also have the online option to deposit funds to a student meal account from their checking or savings account, by entering their checking account and routing number. Using this payment option also increases the speed of the service to students, as the payments will already be in the debit accounts. Payments made before midnight will be deposited into the student account the next day. Payments made after midnight will be in the student’s account within two days. Note: There is a transaction fee for this option, which is collected by the company providing this service to our district. There is no fee charged to log in and view your child’s account. To take advantage of this secure online service and view a detailed statement, log onto www.myschoolaccount.com and provide your student’s ID number. The ID number for the High School and Middle School students can be found in Progress Book and is also printed on the report card and their schedule. Elementary students receive their student ID and pin number with the “backpack mail” send home with the student in August. Pin numbers for Middle & High School students can be obtained at any of the cashier stations, or cafeteria offices for that school. You can also obtain your child’s ID number by calling the Food Service Department at 440-740-4760 or 4761; or by calling school personnel at the respective school office. The online site is secure, and your personal information will be protected.
Parents will continue to have the option to pay for meals with cash or checks on a daily basis. We encourage the use of checks for all offline payments, as there may be problems with students losing cash, or requesting the change back rather that depositing the full amount the parent intended.
Prices for meals for the 2012-2013 school year are as follows:
Breakfast: Served at the High School only:
$1.50, $1.75 or $2.00
Reduced price breakfast is $.30, at all levels for either meal choice
Lunch: $2.75 at all Elementary levels
$3.00 or $3.50 at the Middle and High Schools
Reduced price lunch is $.40, at all levels for either meal choice
In accordance with the USDA Fluid Milk Substitutions in the School Nutrition Program (USDA Memo SP-02 2009 and UDSA Memo SP-35 2009); our district will offer lactose free unflavored milk as a substitute for children with lactose intolerance or a non-life threatening allergy. Lactose free milk offers the key nutrients found in milk, less the milk sugar lactose. This allows parents/guardians or a medical authority to request the fluid milk substitute for a child with a lactose intolerance or a non-life threatening allergy.
To request the milk substitute for a student, a written note from the parent/guardian or medical authority must be submitted to the school nurse or the Food Service Department. The statement must identify the student’s medical or other special dietary need that precludes the consumption of cow’s milk. The student’s lunch account will be flagged.
Milk Intolerances determined by a doctor as lactose intolerance or a non-life threatening allergy:
The school will offer lactose free unflavored milk which meets the requirement according to USDA, ODE policy statement SNLP 12-09. Soy milk, rice milk, juice and water are not acceptable substitutes. (parents may send a beverage substitute).
The National School Lunch Program offers the following components daily: meat or meat alternate, fruit, vegetable, bread or grain, and fluid milk. With the “Offer vs. Serve” option, which Brecksville-Broadview Heights Schools allow, a student may choose all five components; or at least three (fruit or vegetable is mandatory). They are permitted to refuse the milk.
Milk Allergies determined by a doctor as a life threatening disability:
We are required to accommodate the child with a disability, but a medical statement from a licensed physician describing your child’s condition must be obtained by you (see below for statement guidelines). This note must be submitted to the Food Service Department at the above address, email address or fax number. The beverage that the physician prescribes as a milk substitution must be served, which may be juice or water.
Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, a “person with a disability” means any person who has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment. The term “physical or mental impairment” includes many diseases and conditions, a few of which may be: orthopedic, visual, speech, and hearing impairments; cerebral palsy; epilepsy; muscular dystrophy; multiple sclerosis; cancer; heart disease; metabolic diseases, such as diabetes or phenylketonuria (PKU); food anaphylaxis (severe food allergy); mental retardation; emotional illness; drug addiction and alcoholism; specific learning disabilities; HIV disease; and tuberculosis.
Physician’s Statement for Children with Disabilities
USDA regulations 7 CFR Part 15b require substitutions or modifications in school meals for children whose disabilities restrict their diets. A child with a disability must be provided substitutions in foods when that need is supported by a statement signed by a licensed physician. The physician’s statement must identify:
- the child’s disability;
- an explanation of why the disability restricts the child’s diet;
- the major life activity affected by the disability;
- the food or foods to be omitted from the child’s diet, and the food or choice of foods that must be substituted.
In Cases of Food Allergy
Generally, children with food allergies or intolerances do not have a disability as defined under either Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act or Part B of IDEA, and the school food service may, but is not required to, make food substitutions for them. However, when in the licensed physician’s assessment, food allergies may result in severe, life-threatening (anaphylactic) reactions, the child’s condition would meet the definition of “disability,” and the substitutions prescribed by the licensed physician must be made.
High School and Middle School Lunch Choices
BBH Students at the Midde and High Schools have a variety of meal choices each day:
- Daily menu choice which can be viewed on line at the bbhcsd.org website. There is also a copy posted in each school cafeteria at the start of the line.
- Italian Specialties – A rotation of Pizza made with whole grain crust, Calzone, or Italian Pizza Subs. Meal includes a dark green salad with fresh veggies, additional veggie of the day, fresh fruit selections, and fat free or low-fat milk of choice.
- Sub Stop Line – choice of the 3 or 4 different sandwich/subs daily. Choices may include lean turkey, deli meat combination, a chicken sandwich, a vegetarian choice, and other varieties. Students may choose their toppings from a variety of vegetables and low fat condiments. The meal is completed with a mixed green salad, corn & black bean salad, fresh fruit, and milk.
- Grilled chicken chef or a breaded chicken chef salad option is available everyday from the “Sub Stop” line. These salads are packaged in a “green” plastic container made from corn. They are paired with fresh fruit and additional vegetables, and a whole grain roll. Student only must choose their milk to complete the meal.
- At the High School, the “BEESTOP”, which is located in the concession stand, has a variety of “grab-n-go” lunch items such as sandwiches, salads, beverages, and snacks.
- Meat/Meat Alternate
- Vegetables – at least 2 choices to choose from each day
- Grain/Bread – the majority of grains served are whole grain rich
Students must now select a serving of fruit or a vegetable to put together a complete lunch. Additional coices will be availave this year to enable the students to choose one (or more) of the vegetables and fruits offered daily. Fruit and vegetable choices increase their intake of fiber, essential vitamins, and minerals they need.
Breakfast Components – HIGH SCHOOL ONLY
- Protein Component(Egg or Cheese)
- Fruit (Juice)
Students must take 3 of the 4 breakfast components. Menu combinations are posted at the high school cafeteria on the breakfast line and include meat/meat alternates, grains/bread, juice, and milk. Although we encourage students to take the entire breakfast meal as offered, they do have the option to refuse one of the four components offered.
(Hashbrown potatoes are not part of the meal pattern for breakfast – they are sold as an a la carte purchase only, for $.50)
We are proud of the food service program we offer and we do our very best to keep our students happy and nutritiously fed. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call us at 440-740-4760 or 4761.