Healthy Changes in Our School Cafeterias!
 

Dear Tahquamenon Area School families,

Our school cafeterias are meeting tough new federal nutrition standards for school meals, ensuring that meals are healthy and well-balanced and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school.  Now is a great time to encourage your kids to choose school lunch!

School meals offer students milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains, and they must meet strict limits on saturated fat and portion size.  

  • Age-appropriate calorie limits
  • Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students must take at least one serving of produce)
  • A wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes
  • All milk is fat free
  • More whole grains
  • And less sodium

We’re always working to offer Tahquamenon students healthier and tastier choices. 

School meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families too! Every year,your family receives a Free and Reduced Meal Application.  It is important to fill this out for two reasons:

  1. The application lets us know if your child is eligible for free or reduced price school meals.  Children from families that earn below a certain income level can receive free or reduced priced lunch and breakfast at school.
  2. Applications are used to match funding our school receives for resources for students such as books and classroom furniture.

The following meal prices apply for the current 2015-2016 school year:

Meal

  Breakfast  

   Elementary   

Lunch

Middle/High

  School Lunch   

Paid

 $1.60 

$2.60 

$2.85 

Reduced     

30¢ 

40¢ 

40¢ 

Free

 
 
Adult meals are:  $2/breakfast and $3.50/lunch

The application process has become easier than ever to fill out and understand. You may now apply by going online to www.LunchApp.com.  It is very quick, and approval is instant if qualified!  In addition, you do not have to worry about your information being shared with others because application information is CONFIDENTIAL.  No internet?  No problem!  There will be computers in the central office for anyone who would like to fill out an application online and doesn’t have access to the internet.

Please support your School Breakfast Program by completing your application today!  If you have any questions about the application process, feel free to contact the central office at 293-3226, extension 1133.

We look forward to welcoming your child to the cafeteria this fall!  To find out more Tahquamenon’s healthy school meals and/or the changes taking place this upcoming school year, please contact me at 293-3413.  To obtain the facts about school meals visit www.TrayTalk.org.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and check out your school lunch program’s website.  Please continue to check back often for upcoming events, monthly updated lunch calendars, announcements, nutrition information and so much more!

Sincerely,
 

Kristen Salter, Food Service Manager

 
 
 

Tahquamenon Area Schools does not discriminate because of race, color, national origin, sex, age or handicap from participation nor deny any benefits in the food program. Salad bar, fat free chocolate and white milk are offered daily.