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Nutrition Services

Nutrition Services Supervisor: Erin Kvach –  440-632-0261 x 2004 – ekvach@cardinalschools.org


NUTRITION SERVICES

 The Nutrition Services Department is made up of a team of 10 nutrition professionals in three kitchens who are committed to providing high quality meals to students at an affordable price to families.

The Department of Nutrition Services strictly adheres to the USDA regulations regarding the sale of food items to children in schools. Breakfast meals, lunch meals and a la carte items are sold in all cafeterias daily.

MENUS AND MEAL PRICES

 

You may also download the Nutrislice app and choose SchoolMeals-OH as the district name. We share this site with other districts which is why you see other schools listed. “Favorite” your school for easier access in the future.

Menus are planned to ensure that the USDA requirements are met or exceeded.  A breakfast meal consists of a protein or grain, fruit, and milk. A lunch meal consists of five components: protein, fruit, vegetable, grain, and milk. Students may refuse certain items, but must take a serving of a fruit or vegetable. If the minimum components are not chosen by the student, then a la carte pricing applies.

Meals are at no cost to students through the 2021-22 school year. 

Click HERE to read FAQs about this USDA meals at no cost program. 

For questions regarding Nutrition Services, menu items, or your child’s cafeteria account, please contact the Department of Nutrition Services by calling 440-632-0261 ext 2004 or emailing Erin Kvach at Erin.Kvach@cardinalschools.org

FREE & REDUCED PRICE MEAL APPLICATION

Although meals are at no cost for the 2021-22 school year, you may be eligible for other benefits by qualifying for free or reduced price meals.
If you previously qualified for free or reduced price meals in the 2019-2020 or 2020-21 school years, you do not need to reapply.  These other benefits include waiver of school fees and potential P-EBT funds. We encourage you to submit an application if you feel your family qualifies for these benefits. Apply online for free or reduced price meals by logging into your parent portal on Infinite Campus.

After logging in to your Infinite Campus parent portal, click on the “More” link and then the “Meal Benefits” link on the left side of the screen. You will be asked to create a 5 character PIN. This PIN must be no more than 5 characters and must contain at least two of the following: number, letter, special character.

If you received a letter from our office stating you have pre-qualified for free meals, you do NOT need to submit an online free or reduced price meal application.

 

PAYMENT METHODS FOR A LA CARTE PURCHASES

Online Pre-Payments: To pay online with a credit or debit card, log into your Parent Portal account in Infinite Campus. Allow 24 hours for payments to be received and applied to the account. Student transactions may also be viewed through this service. A $3 fee applies for this service.

Check: Please make checks payable to your school cafeteria and include your child’s name and ID number on the check. If splitting among multiple children in the same building, please indicate the amount to post to each check.

Cash: Cash is accepted, but change will not be given. Any change will be applied to your child’s meal account automatically.

SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM

All children ages 1 through 18 are eligible to receive free meals during the summer months at participating program sites.  Individuals ages 19 through 21 who have been identified as having mental or physical disabilities and are following Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) through their current enrollment in educational programs also are eligible for free summer meals.

For more information or to find a location near you call 1-866-3-HUNGRY (486479) or click here http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Other-Resources/Food-and-Nutrition/Summer-Food-Service-Program

 

Wellness Policy: The Cardinal Board of Education recognizes that good nutrition and regular physical activity affect the health and well being of students. Furthermore, student access to nutritious meals and opportunities to be physically active play an important role in their growth, development, and learning. Therefore, the Cardinal Board of Education believes that the Cardinal Education Program should provide students a variety of healthy foods, regular exercise, and education in proper nutrition. Click here to read the District’s complete Wellness Policy.  |  Wellness Meeting Agenda (6/8/21)  |  Assessment Tool

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, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, 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.

Ohio Department of Education National School Lunch and Breakfast program.