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Smart Snacks In School

Fruit Everyday...
Do it for Life!

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USDA Dietary Guidelines

Kids eat free this summer!

Don't skip out on meals while school's not in session!  And spread the word... kids 18 years old and under are eligible to eat FREE!  To find a location serving meals near you throughout summer break, please visit the Ohio Summer Food Service site, or call 1-800-3-HUNGRY (1-800-348-6479).

Summer food service is funded by the USDA and administered by the Ohio Department of Education.  It ensures children ages 18 and under receive nutritious breakfasts and lunches during the summer break from school.  Children with disabilities and/or continuing individualized education programs (IEPs) may participate through age 21.

 

Welcome Back!

Some important notes for the 2021-2022 school year:

  • Cashiers do not give back change during cash transactions. Any extra money is automatically deposited into the student's meal account.
  • Our credit card payment system is PaySchools Central. Credit card deposits may take up to 24 hours to hit the student's meal account.
  • It is imperative to get this year's Free/Reduced-Price Meals application submitted ASAP!  Applications must be submitted to Penta Career Center, not home schools. Besides school meals, a completed application may also qualify your student for reduced/waived school fees, P-EBT cards, medical benefits, housing/utilities benefits, and more! Meal applications also greatly help school district funding!

 

Penta's Food Service Department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to high school students' health, well-being, and ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices, and by keeping grumbling teenage stomachs full!  We're proud our students can depend on us to serve tasty, nutritious meals (both breakfast and lunch) each day they're here at school.

 

All breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and beverages sold or served at Penta meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. Our food service team provides students with access to a variety of foods that are not only healthy and nutritious, but also affordable, appealing, and delicious! And remember, we don't just serve lunch... the Penta cafeteria also serves breakfast each school day!