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    MONTHLY LUNCH MENUS AND OTHER INFORMATION: 
     
     
    MENUS:  Lunch menus are sent home with elementary school students in the Friday folder two weeks prior to the next month. All grade level lunch menus are also posted on the Web site two weeks prior to the new month. The Palisades School District offers many choices for lunch. A complete lunch can include; fruit, vegetables, meat or meat alternative, bread, roll or crackers, and/or a milk.
     
    To be considered as a meal, all lunches must include a fruit or vegetables and at least 2 other choices.
     
     
    K-5
    Hot Lunch-on menu
    Salad Bar Lunch
    Yogurt Lunch
    Turkey Sandwich
     
    6-12
    Hot Lunch-on menu
    Salad Bar Lunch
    Pizza Lunch
    Deli Bar Lunch
    New Grab n' Go for grades 9-12 
     
     
    SCHOOL MEAL GUIDELINES:  School meals are required to provide 1/3 of the recommended daily allowance of protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, iron, calcium and calories. Following the nutritional guidelines outlined above, insures the balance of the five meal components, and is federally monitored as part of the school lunch program.
     
     
    At the elementary school in addition to lunch we offer, additional snacks, we offer a large pretzel, baked chips, popcorn, chex mix, or goldfish crackers. We also have yogurt parfaits and fruit smoothies. These items follow the school nutrition program and the Palisades School District Competitive Foods guidelines. We also encourage free seconds on vegetables and fruits with a lunch purchase. A second slice of pizza or a second food item is also available at a la carte pricing.
     
     
    If students buy separate items, (a la carte), those items are called “competitive foods” and are not part of the school lunch program. NOTE: If a student takes an incomplete lunch, it will be charged as a la carte.
     
     
    Additional food, drinks, second helpings of entrees, or competitive foods are not included in this amount and will exceed the calorie requirement. NOTE: we can limit or restrict additional purchases on your child’s lunch account. Please call the school cafeteria crew chief directly, or the Food Services Director’s office at 610-847-5131 ext 5002, if you would like us to add your requirement on the account.
     
     
    For a review of these guidelines, please see the new Palisades School District Competitive Foods and Beverages Nutritional Standards.
     
     
    Please review the cafeteria menu with your child to help them plan for a balanced meal. Join your kids for school lunch or breakfast, be a partner. Throughout the year we will announce, “Bring your parent to lunch days,” to visit the cafeteria and see the food being served. If you have questions about something being served, you may contact your school nurse, or the Food Services Director for more nutritional detail. Communicate any concerns or special diet requests your child might have, please think of the cafeteria as an extension of the classroom. The District Wellness Committee meets monthly at 5:30PM on the 4th Wednesday in the high school's library.  Please forward suggestions to ggiarratana@palisadessd.org
     
     
Last Modified on September 24, 2017