FOOD SERVICE

Food service is provided by Lancer Dining Services.

 

A quality food service program does more than just provide nourishment and increased revenue for our child care clients. The act of breaking bread together, starting with the youngest age groups, provides an introduction to a social experience that young people will share with others throughout their lives.

Lancer delivers high quality, nutritious and satisfying meals that provide the sustenance students need be reenergized and ready to learn. Lancer’s dining services provide:

  • Hot, healthy and nutritionally balanced menus

  • A selection of products that provide choice and variety

  • The ability to adapt to specific and unique menu needs

  • Weekly and monthly menu schedules available electronically and in paper copy

 

A quick overview of the to our 2019-2020 lunch program:

  • Lunch Price: $3.75 (9-12) $3.50 (k-8) regular price and extra entrée $1.50

  • Each meal includes 1 milk; additional milk or ala carte milk is $.50

  • Breakfast price: $1.90 regular price; Free for those who qualify for either free or reduced lunches

  • A plate of Fruit/Vegetables/Sides can be purchased for $1.50

  • All lunch balances are NON REFUNDABLE

  • To request a special diet you can find the forms on our website

  • Federal Food Program – explained below:

Each student has been given a lunch ID number. Payments for lunches will be entered into the student’s lunch account, then each day the student will enter their own ID to pay for lunch. This way each student will see their lunch balance on a daily basis. Students must have enough money in their account to pay for the lunch to receive a lunch. All lunch balances are non – refundable, yet your lunch balance will transfer from year to year, positive and negative balances.

Parents or students may also check the balance of the lunch account at anytime at https://nla.powerschool.com/public

 

If you send cash or check please just make sure your student’s name and lunch number are on it.

NLA is excited to be participating in the Federal Food Program – Free and Reduced lunches for those families that qualify. Please fill out an Application for Educational Benefits and turn it into the office at your student's campus. We will send you a letter letting you know what your qualification status. Lunches for families that qualify for free and reduced meals will be free, for the first meal for each student.

*A La Carte items are not part of the free/reduced lunch program; these fees are charged to all student who select these items.

To request a special diet, complete one of the required forms and submit it to the school office. All requests must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate school administrators, and possibly the food service provider, prior to the special diet meals or items becoming available.

  • Special Diet Statement without a Disability (requires a doctor’s signature)

  • Lactose Free Milk Request (does not require a doctors signature) – Lactose free milk is

    available for students who are lactose intolerant. To request lactose free milk, please complete and submit a Medical Statement for Children with Lactose Intolerance Needs.

     

PLEASE NOTE:

Child Nutrition staff members are not trained medical providers and will never determine if a child can or cannot eat a particular item. That decision belongs only to parents, guardians or licensed medical providers. Parents or guardians are welcome to review the ingredient statements on labels at any time by making an appointment with the supervisor. However, ingredients may change at any

time without notice by the manufacturer.

Civil Rights Statement. In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

 

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online
at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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;
(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

For more information contact Jennie at 651-797-6264.