Child Nutrition

IMPORTANT UPDATE - OCTOBER 8th, 2021

We are currently facing challenges with the food supply shortages, and delayed deliveries. We are doing the best we can to continue with the menu options we have, but we see the options decreasing very soon. The USDA is monitoring the situation closely in collaboration with our federal and state partners. We are being asked to try to help the situation by limiting our meal options.

When we return from Fall Break, on October 19th, we will go to 1 meal option at the Elementary level, and 2-3 options at the MS/HS level, as long as the supplies allow. We will continue to monitor the situation, and make changes as needed. Once we see the food shortages are no longer a problem, we will go back to our options as normal.

If your student has a dietary restriction, please be advised that we have our nutrition information on the website for all the different meal entrees available, but those are changing daily. We receive multiple different substitutions, due to all of the shortages.

If your student has a severe allergy to any food items, please do not solely depend on that information. If your student wants to ask the cafeteria personnel about an item served that day, we will do our best to get them the information they need. We also work very closely with the school nurses for those reasons.

We will be temporarily taking the 5 week cycle menu away until this situation is resolved. We will let all the students know in the MS/HS by announcements daily. We will reach out to the families in the Elementary on a weekly basis, with the following week's menu.

CAFETERIA NEWS FOR 2021/22 SCHOOL YEAR

The USDA has approved to extend the waiver which allows our school cafeteria to operate under the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) for the 2021-22 school year.  This means that all students will receive 1 free meal for breakfast and lunch.

If your student was approved for free or reduced meals for the school years 19/20, or 20/21, you do not need to fill an application out for this school year.  The applications from 19/20 and 20/21 will be used for this school years’ fee waivers.  

If your family was not free or reduced for the 19/20 or 20/21 school years, then you can fill out an application for this school year, which would be used for the fee waiver, if approved.  

Second meals will be available for purchase.  When purchasing second meals, prices are as follows: second breakfast costs $1.00, and second lunches are $3.25.  Students must have money on the account, or in-hand for second meals.  

We highly encourage you to have your students get the 1 free meal offered for breakfast and lunch.  There will be hot meals daily and “to-go” options for MS and HS students.  

If you need to fill out an application, because you have not been free or reduced for the 19/20, or 20/21 school years, you can access that application on the website.  You can also pick up an application in the student services office, or from any building secretary.   

If you have any questions in regards to these changes, or if you need to fill an application out for this school year, please call our Food Service Director at 937-289-1076, or email her at tracy.mathews@cmfalcons.org.

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