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MEMO: REGARDING PEANUT BUTTER AND NUT PRODUCTS SERVED IN DISTRICT CAFETERIAS IN GRADES  K-12

FROM: Jason Ross Food Service Director

DATE: August 1, 2009

Starting August 1, 2009  the District Cafeterias in grades K-12 will not offer peanut butter and nut products on the cafeteria menu. Bag lunches for field trips will not offer peanut butter.

Please not that some products offered in the cafeteria may be made in a bakery that also uses peanuts and tree nuts.

At this time there are no restrictions of food items, such as peanut butter, that students may bring from home such as classroom treat or bag lunch. 



Middle School Lunches

Middle School students may now purchase additional ala carte items, such as a slice of pizza, french fries, hot or cold sandwiches, soup, etc in the cafeteria. Students may also purchase a double lunch. Please be sure that you have money in an OPEN ACCOUNT to cover your purchase. If your account is set up as MEALS ONLY you can purchase additional items ONLY if you have cash with you.


CAFETERIA PROCEDURE REGARDING END OF YEAR STUDENT IOU'S AND NEGATIVE BALANCES ON
BREAKFAST AND LUNCH ACCOUNTS

Parents are encouraged to have all negative balances paid prior to End of School.

Written reminders are sent home with all students when account balance is negative.  At this time students will be allowed to charge for meals only - no a la carte items.

Students in grades K-6 will be allowed to charge for meals until and including the last day of school. Alternate meals such as cheese sandwich and milk will not be offered.

Students in grades 7-12 will not be allowed to charge for meals starting Monday June 11th, 2007 until the last day of school.  Students without money on account, cash or packed lunch will be offered an alternate meal of a cheese sandwich and milk at no charge.

Cashiers will give the list of students with a negative balance as of the last day of school to the building principal and send a list to Jason Ross. Principals have agreed to collect the money over the summer break and keep a record of
1.   Date paid
2.   Name of Student
3.   Amount paid
This record sheet and money collected will be given to the building cashier in August (before students are rolled up in the computer) so she can credit the student's account.
 
Please call Jason Ross, Food Service Director at (717) 846-6789, ext 1294,
if there are any questions.

Thank you,


Jason Ross Food Service Director
Central York School District
April 12, 2012
 


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  CAFETERIA PROCEDURE REGARDING STUDENTS

BREAKFAST AND LUNCH ACCOUNTS

Parents are encouraged to put money "on account" for students in Grades K-12. Parents  can monitor their child's account balance 'on line' through Café PrePay.

Students  in grades 4-12 are verbally notified when their child's meals account balance  reaches $5.  Students in grades K-3  will receive a written reminder or e-mail to parents when their account balance  reaches $5.

Written  reminders or e-mails are sent home with all students when account balance is  negative.  At this time students  will be allowed to charge  for meals only - no a la carte items.

When  a negative balance reaches maximum for an age group,

Grades K-6…  $10

Grades 7-12….  $10

Parents  will be notified via phone, e-mail or letter.

Students  in grades K-6 who reach the $10 maximum amount for IOU's will be referred to  the Building principal who will personally contact the parent, to arrange a meeting  to discuss the problem.

Students  in grades 7 -12 who have exceeded maximum amount for IOU's will need to pack a lunch  or bring money to purchase a meal until the debt is paid.

If  a student (grades 7-12) does not have a packed lunch or money to purchase a  meal, he /she will receive a sandwich (I.E cheese), and milk.

If  a student (grades K-6) does not have a packed lunch or money to purchase a  meal, he /she will be allowed to purchase a meal and be charged full price of  that meal. The Building principal will also be notified for follow-up.

Please  call Jason Ross Food  Service Director at (717) 846-6789,  ext 1294,if there are any questions.

Thank  you,

Jason Ross Food Service Director

Central York School District


  August 22, 2012

 

 

Letter to parents and students who attend the Central York School District and the York Learning Center Regarding Salt Shakers and Ketchup Packs in the Cafeterias

Due to new USDA guidelines concerning school meals, we will be making changes in the cafeterias to reduce the amount of sodium in the student meals. One of the key objectives of the 'Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act' is reducing the sodium content of school meals.

Starting 2011-2012 school year, we will be limiting the number of ketchup packets that students will be allowed to take with their meals and we will be removing the salt shakers from the serving areas. We are also looking at 'reduced sodium' foods to offer students.

 A study suggests that reducing dietary salt in adolescents could yield substantial health benefits by decreasing the number of teenagers with hypertension and the rates of cardiovascular disease and death as these teenagers reach young and middle age adulthood.

 The 2010 'Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Report' recommends that both children and adults should reduce their sodium intake to 1,500 mg per day.

 

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Jason Ross, Food Service Director

Central York School District