Welcome to Nutrition Services!
Good nutrition and physical and academic success go hand in hand.
We support learning by promoting healthy habits that will last a lifetime!
The Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn.
Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.
We are excited to serve you and your students! You may make payments on your student's account in any school office or use the online payment system, either through the school website or our mobile menu app.
Thank You for Supporting Your School Nutrition Program!!!
We received notice that USDA originally overfunded the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Grant in Wyoming so 8 districts had their grant rescinded, ours included based on the low percentage of free and reduced price meals in these districts. We are disappointed that our students will not have this opportunity this school year due to funding not being available!
We are creating a Team of substitutes to help as needed throughout the school year. This would be an on-call position to fill in for staff who need to be gone for various reasons. Duties may include helping with prep, serving students and clean-up. You can work while your children are in school and be home before they get there.
See Keni Hopkins in Central Office to start the substitute paperwork and background check today !
SCSD # 1's Nutrition Team is seeking student, parent and community volunteers to serve as Nutrition Advisory Council advocates for the school district. Council members will provide valuable input about school meals to the school Nutrition Team and assist with Nutrition Education & Wellness Activities. We will meet occasionally and will be working on updating our district wellness policy. Stop by the Nutrition Office for an application or email Gail Wilkerson at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in serving in this capacity. Apply today!
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New - Check your Student's Account Balance: Click the link below to access the Parent Internet Viewer. Enter your User ID and PIN # then click on the $. Log in separately for each child.
We have a School Meal Charge Policy limiting meal charges. Once the meal balance reaches the limit parents will be expected to provide a lunch from home until the lunch balance has been paid in full. We are happy to work with you, please contact the Food Service Office to make payment arrangements at 367-2447.
UNPAID STUDENT MEAL DEBT
The district expects that parents take financial responsibility for their student’s meals and has adopted these procedures for collection of payment which include but are not limited to:
***In order to perform well physically and academically, students need to be well-nourished and well rested on a daily basis.
Start the Day with a Nutritious "Grab-n-Go" Breakfast-$1.50 at the Elementary and $1.75 at the Middle School and High School
Getting More Students to Begin their Day with Breakfast
“Wake Up to School Breakfast” Encourages Pinedale Families to Choose Breakfast at School
Busy weekday mornings make it a challenge for families to find time for a healthy breakfast. However, US Department of Agriculture statistics show that more students are starting their day with a nutritious breakfast in their school cafeterias. We would like to encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available with school breakfast and allow yourself the convenience of having more time in the morning. Be sure to drop your kids off early enough so they have time to eat before class!
“Wake Up to School Breakfast”, reminds the entire school community that school breakfast provides a healthy, energizing start to the day for students. Students are encouraged to “Wake Up” their minds and bodies with a nutritious breakfast to help jump start their day.
“A healthy breakfast at the start of the day is one way to ensure students are getting the best education they can,” said Gail Wilkerson, Director of Nutrition Services. The district serves over 150 breakfast meals daily through the federally funded School Breakfast Program. School nutrition professionals in each Pinedale school, prepare breakfast and lunches every day that meet federal nutrition standards – limiting fat, calories and sodium – and encourage students to choose from the fruits, vegetables and whole grains offered with school meals.
Breakfast Matters- Click Here to Find out Why & How
Meal Serving Times:
Across the country, parents, teachers, health professionals, and military members share the same feelings that healthier school meals will have a huge and positive impact on our country.
There are a few things we’d like you to know:
·The new standards ensure that children have the energy they need to learn in class and be physically active, while reducing their risk for obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and other serious chronic diseases.
·The new school meals are intended to be high in nutrients and adequate in calories, based on recommendations from the Institute of Medicine and consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. New school meals portions are "right sized" to reflect the proper balance between food groups.
·The new school meals offer more fruits and vegetables at lunch than previous meal pattern requirements, and the amount of fruits at breakfast have doubled in the past year. Whole grains are also increased substantially.
·The new standards ensure requirements for meat/meat alternates for each age group are in line with current nutrition science. Our protein offering meet and exceed the national standard.
·The new school meals are designed to meet only a portion of a child's nutritional needs over the course of the school day.
·Schools and families have options to help meet the needs of highly active students who may need additional calories, such as athletes. See the menus page to view these options.