What's for Lunch?

myplateFederally subsidized food service must follow government-prescribed guidelines in the preparation of these meals. All meals meet at least 1/3 of the Recommended Daily Allowances (RDA's) for calories, protein, vitamins A & C, calcium and iron--for different age and grade groups. In addition, our meals have reduced sodium and cholesterol and increased dietary fiber. With meals that contain no more than 30% of the calories from fat, and no more than 10% of the calories coming from saturated fat, food is served that is not just "good for you", but food that kids like and will eat.

So, what's on the menu? Chicken nuggets, tacos, deli sandwiches, spaghetti, burritos, sloppy joes, or hamburgers, in combination with salads, fruits, dessert, and a drink are just a sample of what is available to kids today. Food service even offers the most popular food with kids these days:  Ham & Cheese and Pepperoni pizza pockets.

Mealtime Online

MealtimeJerome School District has chosen MealTime Online to provide the opportunity for you to make credit card deposits into your student's cafeteria account or view your student's purchase history via the internet. Your district may also choose to accept online payments for other school fees such as sport or club fees.  Click here for the instructions.  You can also receive a "Low Balance Notification".  Click here to learn how to receive this notification.

Breakfast at School
On any school day in the district, you will also find food service staff serving breakfast free of charge to all students. And ... it's not just cereal anymore. Breakfast might be pancakes or waffles with sausage, fruit, and milk. It might be a breakfast combo bar with potato wedges, fruit juice, and milk.

breakfastYou might get scrambled eggs and bacon, or quesadillas and potato rounds. Or you might have cereal with toast, cereal with cinnamon rolls, cereal with donuts, or cereal with bagels and cream cheese. But no matter what breakfast is served, it is always served with milk and fruit and it meets recommended dietary guidelines.

Free and Reduced Cost Meals
As you can see, both breakfast and lunch provide kids with healthy, tasty choices. This means that each of the students can eat a nutritious breakfast or lunch at school. It means that every day, in every kitchen, someone cooks, washes dishes, and cleans up the mess. It means that here, someone who might have gone hungry won't. And it means that if you can't be there to feed your kids, someone will. Isn't that nice?