Food Service

317.878.2106

A FOCUS ON NUTRITION

As part of the National Breakfast Program and School Lunch Program, NHJ offers healthy, nutritious meals to all students each day.

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Middle School Lunch

High School Lunch

Indian Creek Schools Indiana

Universal Free Breakfast Program

NHJ offers breakfast and lunch every day to all students. Starting this school year, lunches will no longer be free to all students. Students will be charged for lunches based on their free, reduced, or paid eligibility. If you think your family will qualify for free or reduced-priced meals and you have not received a letter stating that child has already qualified for the 2022-23 school year, complete and return a Free/Reduced Price Meal Application to be processed to see if your family qualifies for meal and textbook rental assistance. The meal application also has a textbook rental assistance section which must be signed. Complete one application per household. 

Free/Reduced Application

Free/Reduced Application Directions

Complete and return the application to the administration office or mail to:

Food Service Department
NHJ Administration Office
802 S Indian Creek Drive
Trafalgar, IN 46181

With the previous no-charge meal program going away starting July 1, 2022, NHJ Food Service has the opportunity to begin a new program. Starting this school year, Universal Free Breakfast will be offered to all students. Universal Free Breakfast means that no student, regardless of eligibility status, pays for their breakfast meal.

All students at NHJ have an individual prepaid cafeteria account and a PIN (personal identification number). The account will be used by your student to purchase meals or extra food items such as milk.

Meal Prices for this school year are as follows:


BREAKFASTPaidReduced
Indian Creek Elementary/Intermediate Schools:$0.00$0.00
Indian Creek Middle School$0.00$0.00
Indian Creek High School$0.00$0.00



LUNCHPaidReduced
Indian Creek Elementary/Intermediate Schools:$2.70$0.40
Indian Creek Middle School$2.75$0.40
Indian Creek High School$2.80$0.40


OUR MISSION

To provide nutritious meals at an affordable cost to all students.
To provide healthy options children will both eat and enjoy.
To provide a variety of different foods from the five food groups.

Understanding the Lunch Line: A Parent's Guide

Each day; your child is offered a lunch containing the following:

Meat or Meat Alternate
Grain
Fruit, Vegetable

and of course

Milk!

While the most nutritious lunch contains all of these options, we understand that sometimes our students do not like some of the items we serve. To make our student customers happy, we like to give them the option to decline items they do not want to eat.

Out of the 5 food groups your student is offered, he must choose at least 3 food groups for his meal. One of the food groups must be a fruit or vegetable. Some of the menu choices may count as two food groups such as pizza, nachos, cheeseburger or chef salad.

Example Menu

Cheeseburger on a Bun

1/2 cup Carrots

1/2 cup French Fries

1/2 cup Peaches

8 ounces of Milk

So, your child could choose:

Cheeseburger on a Bun and Fries

Carrots, Peaches and Milk

Cheeseburger on Bun, Peaches and Milk

Of course, they can take other combinations or all 5 food groups. The choice is up to them. If your child comes home and says she didn't get enough to eat at lunch, ask if she is taking all of her fruit and vegetable choices.

Don't Forget About Breakfast

Join us each morning, breakfast is a great way to kick off your child's day!

Breakfast choices are a little different. Students must take at least 3 of the offered items ·at breakfast, one must be a fruit or vegetable.

MEAL PAYMENT

Cafeteria account payments must be made in advance and may be made in several ways.

Cash or check payments made out to "NHJ Schools" may be sent with students to school in an envelope marked with the student’s name and amount enclosed. ICES and ICIS students give payments to their teacher. ICMS and ICHS students should drop cafeteria payments into the drop box located in the school’s main office first thing in the morning.

Students should not make payments in the cafeteria during serving times.

Parents may also make credit card payments or payments from their bank account through your Infinite Campus Parent portal.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT FOOD SERVICE

How do I apply for textbook rental assistance for my children?

The meal application is also the textbook rental application. All students will receive free meals his year, but families must complete a meal/textbook rental assistance application to see if they qualify for TBR assistance. They must be approved for TBR assistance to qualify for P-EBT payments as well.

What are the policies regarding negative school meal balances on my account?

NHJ Meal Charging Policy

What type of food is offered to my child?

Offer vs Serve Meals

How do I notify the school if my child has a food allergy?

Food Allergy Form

Milk Substitution Form

Where do I find information about my child's rights regarding food service?

Non-Discrimination Statement

How can I apply for a Food Service position?

NHJ Food Service Department Needs You



FOOD SERVICE STAFF

Mike Vetter

Director of Food Service

mvetter@nhj.k12.in.us

317.878.2106

Lisa Davis

MS/HS Cafeteria Manager

ldavis@nhj.k12.in.us


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