OUR GOALS FOR HEALTHIER LUNCHES
A few years ago, the administration at Corpus Christi School and a group of parents reviewed the lunch menu and made healthy changes wherever possible. As an added challenge, the menu needed to remain kid-friendly and respond to the interests of our children.
The changes are simple, but dramatic. Whole wheat products have substituted wherever a grain item is used such as pastas and any bread items. Fresh fruits and vegetables have replaced canned or frozen products whenever possible and are utilized as they become available seasonally; the milk we serve is skim. Ground turkey is used in place of or together with lean ground beef. In addition, each meal is balanced with a combination of proteins, carbohydrates and some sugars.
However, the best part of this lunch menu is the input from our children. They are involved in the process and vote for their favorites with those items that do not meet the mark, falling away. They enjoy soups and stews as well as healthy favorites like chicken and “breakfast at lunch” day. The message is clear; almost any favorite food can be made healthier. And there is still room for cake on Birthday Day each month and desserts made with fruits and other natural treats. The children are learning food choice and balance.
Corpus Christi School Wellness Policy
PRICES FOR LUNCHES
Price Per Lunch: $3.50
As our children get older and more active, they tend to want more food. The School Council along with Mrs. Mattern decided to offer “seconds” (based on availability) to students in this group. In order to be fiscally responsible, there is a small fee that will go along with this option.
Price Per Second: $1.00
All meals will be charged to the student account via our lunchroom computer program. Parents will receive information about this from the school office. No student is allowed to carry a negative balance.
Corpus Christi School Unpaid Meal Charge Policy
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