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.
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.
2019-2020 School Year
Extra Milk $0.45
Adult Lunch $3.15
Adult Breakfast $2.25
Guest Prices same as Adult Prices
Research has shown that starting the day with a nutritious breakfast helps students stay alert and perform better in school. Breakfast is offered each morning to all students at all schools at the beginning of the school day. Students may get a breakfast as soon as they arrive at school.
The price for breakfast is $1.40 at the elementary and intermediate schools and is $1.45 at the middle and high schools. The reduced breakfast price is $.30. Breakfast includes milk, a fruit or vegetable or juice and a grain and/or a protein.
If your child is eligible for free or reduced priced lunch, he/she is eligible for free or reduced priced breakfast as well.
Cafeteria account payments must be made in advance and may be made in several ways.
Cash or check payments 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.
FAMILY NUTRITION NEWSLETTERS
Enjoy the newsletters below specifically designed for parents and their students. Nutrition Nuggets is developed for grades K-5 and Teen Food & Fitness is developed for Grades 6-12. Inside each newsletter are fun tips, ideas and useful information about healthy eating and exercise for you and your student.
- Grains are an essential part of your diet. To get the most from grains make at least half your grains whole grain. Whole grains include whole wheat, brown rice, buckwheat, oatmeal, bulgur, whole grain corn meal, whole grain rye. Check for ingredient labels that have a whole grain listed first.
- Beat the heat this fall. Freeze your favorite yogurt in an ice cube tray or paper cup for a simple tasty frozen treat. Add in fruit for extra flavor! Click here to see yogurt pop recipes.
- Certain foods are typically low-cost options all year round. Try beans for a less expensive protein food. For vegetables, buy carrots, greens or potatoes. Apples and bananas are good fruit choices.
- Try something new! Farm stands and farmer's markets can have fresh fruits and vegetables that aren't usually available in a grocery store. Challenge yourself with a new ingredient. Now sure how to prepare it? Farmers know delicious ways to use their products and are a great resource for food prep tips and recipes.
- Small changes to the meals you commonly eat, whether in the employee cafeteria or at your favorite eatery, can improve your diet and add up to big wins over time. Click here for small changes that can make a big difference.
- More on grains. Is gluten in whole grains? People who can't eat wheat gluten can eat whole grains if they choose carefully. There are many whole grain products, such as buckwheat, certified gluten-free oats or oatmeal, popcorn, brown rice, wild rice, and quinoa that can fit gluten-free diet needs. Always read food labels for more information.
Make Small Changes
- Eat your Fruits and Veggies! When it comes to produce, think half. The goal is for half of each meal to be fruits and vegetables. Include fruits and vegetables at snack time as well.
- Don't skip breakfast. Breakfast can be a bowl of cereal with milk and a banana or create some new favorites. Make a yogurt parfait by layering yogurt, fresh fruit, and granola or toast an English muffin and top with nut butter and fruit.
- Snacks can be a good way to add protein to your diet. Make your own trail mix with unsalted nuts and add-ins such as seeds, dried fruit, popcorn or a sprinkle of dark chocolate chips.