Menu Prices 2013-2014
Elementary Breakfast: $1.50
Elementary Lunches: $2.75 (milk is included with a meal purchase)
Timothy Edwards Breakfast: $1.60
TE Lunches: $2.85 (milk is included with a meal purchase)
High School Breakfast: $1.75
HS Lunches: $3.00 (milk is included with a meal purchase)
Teachers and Adult Meals are purchased a la carte.
*Milk A La Carte (purchased separate from a meal):
$.50 for 8 oz. / $.75 for 10 oz. *
* 10 oz. milk bottle offered at TE and HS only.
Summer Feeding Program Information
South Windsor School District does not offer a Summer feeding program, however, there are several options for you in Connecticut, please inquire with the following resources below to see what works for your family.
- Summer meals are free, nutritious meals and snacks that are provided to kids and teens, 18 years of age and younger, throughout the summer when school is out. Meals are made possible through federal nutrition programs.
- No paperwork required.
- No registration required.
- No identification (ID) required.
- No cost!
- All summer meals are FREE of charge to all kids & teens, 18 years of age and younger, at participating meal locations.
Wellness Policy and Healthy Food Certification
The South Windsor Board of Education adopted a Wellness Policy in the 2005-06 school year that encompasses both food and exercise in it's scope. The guidelines for food served and sold to students during the school day are provided in the Wellness Policy. Healthy Food Certification legislation provides for guidelines for foods sold a la carte and in locations other than the meal program area of the school.
Students will be offered 5 components to their meal at the price set for school lunch for this fall.
Milk, Fruit, Vegetable, Grain, Protein.
Each student will be able to choose 3, 4 or 5 of those components – however, one must be a fruit or vegetable
Milk choices offered
1 % unflavored
Fruit and vegetable offerings:
Elementary and middle school students will be offered ½ cup fruit AND ½ cup vegetable minimum
High School Students will be offered 1 cup of Fruit and 1 cup Vegetable minimum
Students must take at least 1 choice of fruit or vegetable daily with their meal choice to be charged the meal price
Students refusing both the fruit and vegetable component must be charged a la carte prices for the items on their tray
Affects students at all levels K-12
5 Vegetable groups now must be offered once each week
Legumes (Dried Beans & peas)
Other as defined in 2010 Dietary guidelines
At least 50% of our Grains served must be whole grain by definition in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines - Whole Grains are defined as having at least 51% of ingredients whole grain such as wheat, barley, oats, rye, etc
- A look at our menu shows we currently are serving over 50% of grain items as whole grain such as:
Brown rice & whole grain pastas
- Protein – this is the entrée and offers 1.5 to 2 oz protein from a meat, poultry or alternate, such as peanut butter, cheese, yogurt or tofu.
5 Facts about Canned Foods
Relying more on canned foods, which come pre-cleaned, chopped and cooked, and easily portioned, can help you quickly assemble delicious and nutritious meals. But as evidenced by a recent consumer survey*, Americans are unsure of the benefits canned foods bring to the table.
Consider these 5 key facts about canned foods …
- Canned Food Offers Sound Nutrition to Help Americans Achieve Nutrient Needs Canned food is filled with important nutrients, including fiber, protein, and vitamins and minerals essential for a healthy diet. Yet less than half (42%) of Americans surveyed realize the nutrients in canned food count toward meeting the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) dietary recommendations.
- Canned Food Offers Comparable Nutrition to Fresh and Frozen Research shows canned foods offer comparable nutrients often at a lower cost than their fresh or frozen counterparts, particularly when waste and prep-time are considered. Additional research demonstrates that recipes prepared with canned ingredients rated the same or better in terms of taste and nutrition compared to those using fresh or frozen ingredients.
- You Can Enjoy Canned Foods While Watching Sodium Intake Canned food contributes less than 1% of the sodium in consumers’ diets and there are more no-salt added, low- and reduced-sodium options on grocery shelves than ever before. A quick drain and rinse can further reduce sodium content by 41%.
- Canned Foods are Minimally Processed Canned foods are considered minimally processed foods. After being cleaned, peeled, chopped and trimmed, as necessary, foods are cooked in the can to lock in nutrients and flavor.
- Steel Cans are Among the Safest Forms of Food Packaging Steel cans are strong, tamper resistant and feature an airtight seal to help guard against foodborne illness and contamination. In addition, steel cans are the most recycled food package.
To learn more facts about canned foods and discover great recipes featuring canned ingredients, visit Mealtime.org.