Tips for Parents
- We encourage our parents to review the menu selections with your child, to help make healthy decisions. We offer a variety of food items for all students. Our menus are USDA approved and provide the optimal level of nutrients that students need throughout the school day.
- For students who want to purchase ala carte items parents are encouraged to make on-line payments through our online payment system.
- School Benefit Applications must be completed annually. This application provides more than meals at no cost. This application should be completed prior to Oct 1st. However, this application can be completed any time throughout the year. The school benefit application can be completed online.
- Food safety and sanitation is our top priority when serving students. All schools are inspected 4 times a year.
- St. Lucie Public Schools support local farms through our Farm to School program. We provide fresh produce as well as locally produce food items throughout the school year. Students receive fresh produce within 48hrs of harvest.
Special Dietary Needs
St. Lucie Public Schools wants to be a resource for your child’s menu selections when it comes to special needs. USDA regulation requires that students’ whose disabilities restrict their diets, substitutions or modifications can be made through the school meals program. Food allergies that are life threatening are defined as a disability under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. An example would be a food allergy resulting in an anaphylactic reaction.
Students with Non-Life Threatening Dietary Needs
The USDA permits the Child Nutrition Services Program to make a food substitution, at their discretion, for individual children who do not have a medically documented disability, but who are medically certified as having a special medical or dietary need. The Child Nutrition Services Department will review all request for accommodations without a disability; however, these accommodations are based on the diet order submitted by a license physician. For any modifications made to a child’s diet through the Child Nutrition Program must have a completed diet order prior to the modification being implemented. This information is necessary for the Child Nutrition Services Department to be able to accurately make an accommodation or modify a student’s meal in any manner.
For additional information on providing meal accommodations, please contact Jennifer Muzzin – Child Nutrition Services Registered Dietician at (772) 429-6191.