Dear Tabernacle Families:
From Nutri-Serve Food Management’s perspective, school lunch programs across the nation face the challenge of finding new products and developing creative recipes that appeal to students yet adhere to the national and state guidelines. As a company focusing solely in school food service, we have been proactively implementing these changes with the goal of easing the transition through training our employees and educating our customers.
Now is a great time to encourage your kids to choose school lunch!
School cafeterias are required by the USDA to offer students five components to each lunch based off of the newly designed “MyPlate” nutrition model. These components include: a milk, fruit, vegetable, protein and whole grains. School lunches must meet the following additional standards:
- Age-appropriate calorie minimums and maximums
- Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students must take at least one serving of a fruit or a vegetable)
- A wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes each week.
- Fat-free or 1% milk (flavored milk must be fat-free)
- Whole grains (at least 51%) with maximum servings set by grade group per week.
- Protein servings will be a maximum of 2 ounces for Grades K-8 and 2.4 ounces for Grades 9-12.
- Maximum 10% Saturated Fat.
- Less sodium
Nutri –Serve Food Management is always working to offer students healthier and tastier choices. School meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families too! Our Lunch Prices for the 2020-2021 school year are as follows:
Tabernacle Elementary $3.00
Olson Middle $3.00
We encourage all to take advantage of our Point of Sale System by putting money on account for your student at www.schoolpaymentportal.com; you can also deposit any dollar amount by sending in cash or check made payable to Tabernacle BOE Cafeteria in an envelope with your student's name on it. We thank you in advance; this always helps us to speed up service so your student can enjoy lunch.
If you would like a note on your child's account with specific purchase instructions, please let us know.
Parents can monitor their student's purchase and fund balances. Credit Card payments can now be made online (Visa, Mastercard and Discover). There is a 2.3% + $1.00 fee associated with each transaction.
Ala carte items are available daily and vary from day to day. The following are some of the available items:
- 2nd Entree - $2.00
- Ice cream - $1.25
- Chips/Popcorn - $1.00
- Bottled Water - $.50
- Milk - $.55
- Soft Pretzels - $1.00
- Whole Grain Goldfish - $.50
In the event your child forgets lunch or their lunch money, he/she will be permitted to charge lunch. All charged lunches are expected to be paid the following day. Parents' cooperation in paying all lunch charges in an efficient manner will be greatly appreciated.
Students with food allergies must have a current doctor's note on file with the school nurse. Upon notification of a specific food allergy, we will work in partnership with the parent and the school nurse to provide alternatives.
Thank you for your cooperation and assistance. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at 609-268-0153 Ext. 1027 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Food Services Director