Saturday, August 15, 2020
Round Valley Unified Schools
Nutrition Services
Lunch / Breakfast Procedures   Web Sites / Information
Nutrition Service at a Glance Lunch Policy Reduced Information Letter
Denied Information Letter Free & Reduced Information Prices
A.D.E. - Child Nutrition Programs A.D.E. - Summer Food Program  
LUNCH / BREAKFAST PROCEDURES
  • For account balance please call the Central Kitchen 333-6880
  • Meal Prices
  • In July forms to apply for free or reduced lunches will be available. Please fill this form out and return it even if you are not interested in the free or reduced lunch.
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Nutrition Service at a Glance

School Breakfast Program Helping Students By:
Meal Benefit Program / Free & Reduced F.Y.I.


The National School Lunch Program since 1946 has made it possible for schools throughout the nation to serve wholesome lunches that are designed to meet the nutritional needs of children. These lunches make an important contribution to the good nutrition so vital to children's mental and physical development. Round Valley Schools provide meals that are established on each menu's nutritional value. Lunch Menu consist of the following: Entrée, Fruit, Vegetable, Bread, Milk.  A lunch menu is sent home or available from your students school each month. Cost for lunch: Elem. $1.35, Secondary $1.50. Payment made to the school by the WEEK or by the MONTH. We have a no charge policy. Ala-Carte is available at all Secondary schools. Prices vary per food item. There are many choices for students to choose from.

SCHOOL BREAKFAST PROGRAM     

Children who come to school hungry may find it difficult to stay alert and learn. The School Breakfast Program helps close the nutrition gap by providing children with nutritious food before school begins. The program improves the nutrition and dietary practices of students that aids the learning process. Breakfast cost is $.60  per meal. Payment made to the school by the WEEK or by the MONTH. Student's who qualify for free and reduced meals for school lunch also qualify and are eligible for the same benefits in the breakfast program. A monthly menu for breakfast is sent home from the school to inform parents and students of what foods are being served. The program is designed to provide one quarter of the child's recommended daily dietary allowance.

CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS ARE TRYING TO HELP STUDENTS BY:      

Making available healthy eating choices. Efforts have been made to modify the fat, salt, and sugar in recipes used in the meals that are prepared. The specifications of items purchased are reviewed and where possible selected based on improving the nutritional quality of school meals. Reinforcing classroom Instruction through having the meals serves as a learning laboratory. More choices in menus are available to students, i.e. fresh fruits and vegetables, entrees, etc. Promoting nutrition as part of a comprehensive healthy life style program by increasing the awareness of the National Dietary Guidelines as they relate to dietary practices.

MEAL BENEFIT PROGRAM     

To apply for Free or Reduced price meals. You need to obtain a Meal Benefit Application Form from your student's school. A new application will need to be filled out at the start of a NEW SCHOOL YEAR. Only one application per household is required. Submit the application to your students school. Applications will be reviewed and an eligibility determination made within 10 operating days of receiving the application. A letter to your household will be issued from the Central Kitchen notifying you of your student's eligibility. Households who meet or are below the Federal Income Guidelines are eligible for either FREE or REDUCED price meals at $.40 for lunch and $.30 for breakfast. Payment for reduced meals can be made by the WEEK or by the MONTH to your student's school. All Student's within the District, who were eligible the prior school year, will start the new school year with the same eligibility, for a period of 30 School Days or Sept.16 (whichever comes first). After that time if a new application has not been submitted then the student becomes a paying student. The information that is provided will be treated confidentially and will be used only for eligibility determinations and verification data. Any questions relative to Meal Benefits or other Programs contact the: Central Kitchen at 333-6880

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT:      

In the operation of Child Nutrition Programs, no child will be discriminated against because of race, sex, color, national origin, age, or disability. Any person who believes that he or she has been discriminated against in any USDA-related activity should write immediately to the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250

FYI

Round Valley Central Kitchen serves over 700 lunch meals Daily. Add another 150 students who choose ala-carte. The Program serves approximately 200 breakfast meals daily. The District has three schools serving lunch and three of those schools are serving breakfast. The program has a staff of 12 employees who meet the needs of your children who participate in Child Nutrition Programs.

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LUNCH POLICY

The Round Valley School District has entered into an agreement to participate in the National School Lunch Program, and accepts responsibility for providing free and reduced price meals to eligible children in the schools under it's jurisdiction.
 
The School Food Service Program will provide free and reduced price meals to all economically disadvantaged students as determined by the appropriate district official in accordance with family income standards, regulations, and procedures that have been prescribed by the United States Department of Agriculture.
 
Parents or guardians wishing to have their children participate in the program for free and reduced price meals must complete an application form each school year. Application forms are provided by the United States Department of Agriculture and will be available at the beginning of the school year from the Central Kitchen and the school your child will attend or online at our website www.elks.net.
 
All procedures that the district has agreed to carry out in order to participated in the national school lunch and breakfast programs will be followed.
 
Students are not allowed to charge school lunch unless there is an emergency. If a student has a charge of up to three meals, the student's account will be closed. School lunch personnel should contact parents to inform them of the charge and make arrangements for payment before or during the next lunch period. When the charges are paid, your student's account will be re-opened. Lunch personnel should use extreme caution when allowing students to charge more than one meal.

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Reduced Information Letter

If approved for reduced-price meals, cost 40 cents per day for lunch and 30 cents for breakfast.
 
If your child is approved for meal benefits, you must tell the Child Nutrition Services when your household income increases by more than $50 per month ($600 per year) or when your household size decreases.
 
You may reapply for benefits at any time during the school year. If you are not eligible now but have a decrease in household income, become unemployed, or have an increase in household size, fill out an application at that time. Applications are available at each school and the Central Kitchen or online at our web address www.elks.net.
 
If you do not agree with this decision, you may discuss it with the school official and you have a right to a fair hearing. This can be done by calling or writing the following official: Cass Pond , Business Manager, 333-6572 or Joe Stoiber, Food Director, 333-6878
 
The "Other Benefits-Waiver of Rights of Confidentiality" page which accompanied the Free and Reduced-Price Meals Application allows the district to release proof of eligibility for meal benefits directly to directors of the programs you marked. If you were directly certified, you need to complete the "Other Benefits-Waiver of Confidentiality" page and return it to the Child Nutrition Office. Keep this letter to confirm your eligibility for benefits under the National School Lunch Program in the event you make application for other programs.
 
"In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
 
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider."


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Denied Information Letter

After receiving and reviewing the Application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals, it is necessary to deny your household meal benefits for the following reason:
 
--Income is over the amount allowed by eligibility guidelines.
 
If missing information is indicated as a reason for denial, please provide the information to Child Nutrition Services. If you have questions, please call: Joe Stoiber , Food Service Director, 333-6878
 
You may reapply for benefits at any time during the school year. If you are not eligible now but have a decrease in household income, become unemployed, or have an increase in household size, fill out an application at that time. Applications are available at each school and the Central Kitchen.
 
If you do not agree with this decision, you may discuss it with the school official and you have a right to a fair hearing. This can be done by calling or writing the following official: Cass Pond, Business Manager, 333-6572.
 
We appreciate your support and hope your child(ren) will continue to participate in the meal program.
 
"In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
 
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider."

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Free & Reduced Information

In order to qualify for Free or Reduced school lunch a parent or guardian must fill out a Free and Reduced lunch application, which can be found at the school your child is attending, or our Central Kitchen. Once the form is completely filled out you can turn it in to either the school office, the District Office, or our office. You only have to fill out one application per household. It doesn't matter if you have children in different schools. Just list them on your application and identify what schools they are attending and we will notify those schools. Once we receive your application it will be reviewed and processed within 10 working days from the date we received it. You will receive a letter in the mail stating the results of your application and we will notify the schools if you have qualified for the Free or Reduced meals. All applications from the previous year are only valid for the first 30 operating school days of the new school year, or by September 30 (whichever comes first). We start accepting applications for the new school year on July 1st of each year.

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Meal Prices

Free Meals   No Cost
Reduced Meals Breakfast: Elementary--$0.30
  Lunch: Elementary/Secondary--$0.40
Paid Meals Breakfast:
  • Elementary------$1.00
  • Adults/Faculty--$1.75
  Lunch:
  • Elementary------$2.75
  • Secondary------ $3.00
  • Adults/Faculty--$4.00
Kindergarten  Snacks: $0.35 a day
Separate milk   .35 cents

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Web Sites / Information

Federal University / Private Organization Commodity Information
A.D.E. - Child Nutrition Programs A.D.E. - Summer Food Program  
Federal

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University / Private Organization

Commodity Information

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Food and Nutrition Information Center, National Agricultural Library
Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture

Other Links

 

Recipe Sites

Alaskan Seafood Recipes - from the Alaskan Seafood Marketing Institute!
AllRecipes.com
The recipe network! A good place to go for inspiration! Can search specific and general recipes. Features: Holidays, soups, breads, pasta, pies, cakes, etc.
America's Test Kitchen
From the editors of Cook's Illustrated. Step into the kitchen of Cook's Illustrated magazine, America's premier source of information for solving common cooking problems, demystifying recipes, and reporting the results of unbiased equipment tests and ingredient tastings. Chris Kimball, along with the cooks and editors of Cook's Illustrated, share their expertise and experience on America's Test Kitchen, exclusively on your local public television station.
 
Bread Bakers Forum - recipes and info on bread baking.
BreadRecipes.com -
Breaking Bread with Father Dominic - Everything you ever wanted to know about bread. Great recipes!
Bangladesh : Food and Recipes
Cake Recipes.com - everything you need for baking cakes!
 
Cook's Illustrated
On Line version of the magazine. FREE cooking courses, monthly newsletter, 8 years archived recipes, product tests, food tasting, quick tips, etc.
CookieRecipes.com - From A-Z...all the cookie recipes you could ever want!
Cookbooks On Line - The online cooking source for all you culinary needs.
Cooking Light - Cooking Light magazine's online site.
EDIBILIA - Recipes, matters concerning food and drink, and other alimentary business.
Epicurious Home page
Food, drink, cooking and recipes; search Gourmet & Bon Appetit magazine recipes.
Epicurious Recipe Index
A collection of over 6,000 recipes from Bon Appétit and Gourmet magazines (and hundreds added every month) as well as classic recipes from House & Garden and tastes from the best new cookbooks. To find just the dish you want &emdash; or to whip something up from the ingredients you've got on hand &emdash; enter your request in the keyword field, browse through the new category selections, or combine the two.
European Cuisines: Front Page - EDIBILIA's European cuisine links.
 
Food Network's FoodTV.com -
 
Gour rmet Connection Electronic Magazine - Dedicated to Gourmet Food & Health Enthusiasts.
Gourmet Foods - Favorite foods by the case, corporate gift solutions, party tips, some recipes.
 
 
Low Carb Diet Resources - An online guide to low carbohydrate diet resources.
Martha Stewart Living - Martha Stewart OnLine. Recipes from her TV show, tips, more.
 
Mimi's Cyber Kitchen - Food, cooking, recipes, links, and more.
My CookBook
Your personal cookbook on the web. Maintaining your recipes has never been easier and now you can do it online! As a member of MyCookbook, you'll enjoy:
Interactive meal planning
Access to your cookbook from around the globe
Complete management of your own protected cookbook
Ease of sharing your recipes with others
Copy recipes to and from the public cookbook
Automatic registration into other MyCookbook services
 
REC.FOOD.RECIPES Archives & Index sites
rec.food.recipes: Index
An archive of recipes from the rec.food.recipes newsgroup. Categorized by topic or you can search the entire database. A great site!
http://recipes.taronga.com/
Not just another "cookie-cutter" website! These recipes are hand selected from the popular Usenet newsgroup rec.food.recipes. Which means that the recipes here are not only recipes that experienced cooks actually make, but consist of the most sought out recipes requested by people just like you!
http://www.cdkitchen.com/rfr/
rec.food.recipes online archive, completely searchable
 
Seasoned Cooking
An online monthly cooking magazine with lots of info and features about nutrition, health & fitness and recipes. Has a mailing list with info about new issues, etc.
Season By Season
Michael Chiarello, host of the PBS TV cooking series, Season by Season, cooks Italian food. Good info on technique. Each week we focus on a different seasonal ingredient and visit producers to learn what factors add up to the highest quality. Inspires your own creativity. Singapore unofficial food ... Cook it yourself!
Recipes : Malaysian and Singaporean, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese, Korean, Others. Tips, Recipe request , Ingredient list. See our Mini Asian Food Directory for more recipe links!
SOAR: Searchable Online Archive of Recipes
Thousands of categorized recipes (many ethnic) which can be searched or viewed by topic. A great site!
 
 
Urban Peasant site - The web site of James Barber, the Urban Peasant of TV fame. Quick and easy recipes and a kitchen store.

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Shopping

 
Asian Connections
AC Food Store - Asia Kitchen is Now Open! Free Shipping!* Shrimp chips, snacks, and hundreds of cooking ingredients! The largest Asian Foods Store on the Net! This is a Yan Can Cook site!! Bachri's Home Page
Chili * Spice Gourmet. Great Indonesian ingredients mail order.
The Chef's Store Home Page
Featuring professional cookware, kitchenware and more!
Gongshee.com - Oriental
QueRico.com - Latin American
 
Fante's Gourmet and Kitchen Wares Shop
Enjoy browsing through our selection of kitchen products, helpful guides and links. Fante's is one of America's oldest and most distinguished shops of kitchen wares. In our shops you'll find over 8,000 different items for food preparation. Look for all of them here as our site grows.
 
Farmers Market OnLine -
complete with recipe contest information!
Gourmet Foods
Favorite foods by the case, corporate gift solutions, party tips, some recipes
 
 
Mother Nature's General Store
The World's Largest Online Selection of Vitamins and Supplements! Great section for information about herbs!
 
Spice Merchant
Flavor Secrets of Asia & the Orient Delivered to Your Door.
 
www.sugarcraft.com - Baking supplies, books, etc. Lot's of great stuff!
Tavolo - Everything for the cook....somewhat pricey, but carries hard-to-find (around here!) items!
Trader Joe's
Toastmaster, Inc. - Great kitchen appliances. Some recipes.
Wikstrom's Gourmet Foods - Scandinavian foods, including the greatest vinegar for pickling.
www.wilton.com - Wilton baking & decoratiing supplies online

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