Food and Nutrition Services

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    High School District 214 Food and Nutrition Services

    Township High School District 214 Food and Nutrition Service Department UPDATE

    Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year!

    The USDA has not continued the waivers to feed all students a breakfast and lunch at no cost for the 2022-2023 School Year, therefore, Meals will not be free for all students in the 2022-2023 School Year.

    In order to receive free or reduced price meals for your student(s) in 2022-2023, families need to complete a meal / fee waiver application. The online meal/fee waiver application for school year 2022-2023 is now available using the Infinite Campus Parent Portal link.

    If you would like to apply for Meal / Fee Waiver benefits, please visit the  Infinite Campus Parent Portal to apply online.

    The form is located under the More/Meal Benefits Tab 

    Detailed instructions on how to complete the online meal benefits application are below:
    Online Meal/Fee Waiver Application Instructions  English  Spanish

    The Food and Nutrition Services Department of Township High School District 214 is an independently operated, non-profit $4 million-dollar-a-year program. More than 85 part-time Nutrition Services professionals take pride in preparing breakfast and lunch for more than 12,000 students and staff members daily. We believe that adequate nutrition contributes positively to students' learning ability, behavior, and general well-being. Therefore, we are very committed to providing this service to the students in the district. We prepare food on-site in all of our buildings. 

    Our Mission Statement

    To provide safe, nutritious, and appetizing meals and snacks at a fair price to promote and encourage the development of sound nutrition habits that will foster academic success. 

    Our Goals

    1. Provide quality meals in a positive atmosphere that encourages students to participate. 
    2. Offer the variety of menu items and snacks that our students have come to expect.
    3. Serve meals that incorporate a variety of foods that are appealing to students.

    Nutrition Integrity

    • Student meals contain adequate calories and a variety of foods to support growth, development, and a healthy weight.
    • Purchasing practices ensure the use of high quality ingredients to maximize student acceptance.

    Safe Food Handling Practices

    Our food services department is committed to providing safe, wholesome food to our customers. All of our central office staff, cafeteria managers, and General School Nutrition III employees who cook or prepare foods are required to have a current sanitation certificate through the state of Illinois Department of Public Health as a condition of employment. Many of our general employees, while not required, have also opted to receive this important training and have successfully completed the course of study and have taken the required refresher courses to keep their licenses current. All Nutrition employees complete safe food handling training annually. We firmly believe this education to be of paramount importance in our operations.

    All of our cafeterias are inspected a minimum of twice each school year by the health departments of the municipalities in which the schools are located. We are proud to say that our cafeterias continue to receive scores in the high 90's with some having 100% scores.

    Due to supply chain disruptions, items listed on the menu may not be available to serve. 

Non-Discrimination Statement

  • In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

    Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

    To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

    1. mail:
      U.S. Department of Agriculture
      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
      1400 Independence Avenue, SW
      Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
    2. fax:
      (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
    3. email:
      program.intake@usda.gov

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Contact

  • District 214 Food and Nutrition Services Office

    847-718-7638 or 847-718-7639

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