Providing food and nutrition services for our students
About our program
Our job is to make sure that we serve healthy, well-balanced meals that students will enjoy eating, and truth be told, we love our job. From the chefs and dietitians who develop tasty recipes to the managers who select the best locally grown produce, to the cashiers and servers who greet our students every day, our team is excited to make eating at school a great experience. Make sure to check out your school café for delicious breakfast, lunch and snack options. We want to hear from you! Please feel free to contact us at any time!
Food Service Links
Please read attached instructions before completing the free/reduced application. The application should be completed at your earliest convenience and submitted to the school office.Free and Reduced Lunch Letter 2019-2020.pdf
If completing the form online, please read below. When submitting, email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rainbow Days Salad Bar.pdf
Lunch menus are posted to the seasonal links section on the left side of every school site including the district site.
Beginning the first day of school, breakfast is offered to all students at no charge. Our goal is to encourage students to start their day with a nutritious breakfast. Studies have also shown that in schools where breakfast is served, students are better prepared for learning. They are more enthused to start class, show improved behavior, experience reduced visits to the nurse and show a general increase in composite math and reading percentile scores. The "grab n go" meal consists of an array of yogurts and milks, fruit and juice, cereal and bagels along with an assortment of hot entrees. Please encourage your children to participate.
Student Approved favorites can be found throughout our menus. We have many new menu items planned for next year. We emphasize whole grains, lean meat and meat alternatives, fresh fruits and vegetables, and low fat milk. We are looking forward to incorporating produce from the Pattonville Youth Garden. Vegetarian options will be added regularly.
No fuss, no gimmicks, just Simply Good food. That’s what our Simply Good program is all about! Throughout the year, students will have the opportunity to learn more about the food they eat and about new foods through fun activities in the café. Simply Good events and programs focus on making good food choices and the great benefits and enjoyment of delicious, simple ingredients. Different themes and events are featured throughout the school year, such as taste testings, Chef2School Days, and Pattonville Garden items incorporated into our dishes.
The Federal Government reimbursable breakfast and lunch is offered at all 9 school locations. Breakfast is offered at no charge and lunch is $2.55 in elementary cafeterias and $2.75 in secondary schools. Checks and cash are accepted at all school locations. Credit cards are accepted with a service fee through MySchoolBucks.com. Follow the instructions for "new user. and if you experience any problems, please call the food service office at (314) 213-8054.
Government regulations separate students into three categories for reimbursements based on family income. At Pattonville, we do not charge students in the free or reduced category. Income information is treated confidentially and applications are available above through the schools' office.
Our meals are planned to accommodate the average nutritional needs of students based on current USDA regulations and guidelines. The food group components offered at breakfast are targeted to meet the Recommended Daily Allowance of nutrients (RDA) while the lunches meet 1/3 the RDA. Efforts have been successful in reducing salt, sugar and fat in the Pattonville diet through the promotion of balance, moderation and variety. Our "offer verses serve" system allows students to choose as few as three or as many as five of the offered food group components while still qualifying for the same student discount price and allowing for less waste.
Non Discrimination 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 filine_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 (566) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA either 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
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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.