Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Lots To See At Food Services Website

Enjoying lunch
Enjoying lunch at Central Elementary School
Whether you want nutrition information about our menus or access to free and reduced-price meal applications, the Food Services Department website is easy to navigate and full of a wide range of resources to guide families to make schools meals the healthy choice.Our website is www.sandi.net/food where you will find information on:
  • Programs: Kid’s Choice Café in elementary schools feature entrée choices and salad bars with fresh greens, fruits and vegetables and a variety of toppings.

  • Breakfast in the Classroom where breakfast is eaten at your desk.

  • SanDi Coast Café in secondary schools features salad bars and themed carts that are spread throughout the campus to reach students.

  • Summer Fun Café offers meals to children during the summer months when school is out at locations including schools, parks and other sites.

  • Farm to School connects schools to local farms by including local produce in the school menus. Learn how to become a Good Food Champion for your school. Keep up with Farm to School news on the F2S blog and “Like us” on Facebook at San Diego USD at Farm to School or follow us on Twitter at sdfarmtoschool.

  • Menus: Find what is on all the menus today or next week!

  • Nutrition and Allergens: Make educated choices based on the nutrient profile and allergen information of current menu items.

  • Nutrition Resources: For teachers, there are links to nutrition education and garden-based resources. In the works is a nutrition resource page for families.

  • Special Diets: Find information on how to request medically necessary special diets.

  • Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications: Apply to receive federally subsidized free meals for the SDUSD students in your family. Applications are accepted year-round.

  • PayPams: Pre-pay for school meals by a variety of methods including online through PayPams.

  • Employment Opportunities: In our “Join the Food Services Team” section, learn about jobs available in the Food Services Department.

  • Kid’s Choice News, Promotions, Contests, Activities: Includes a variety of activities and news about nutrition related topics and the Food Services Department.