The TPS Food Service Department strives to provide nutritious and well-balanced meals for TPS students. Using the guidelines developed by the USDA, school menus are designed to meet the dietary and nutritional needs of all students. Separate breakfast and lunch menus are prepared for elementary school students and high school students.
High School Students:
$1· Up to three (3) meals are provided.
$1· A la carte items cannot be charged.
$1· Money remaining in a student’s account will carried forward to the next school year.
$1· Meal modifications are made for students with special diets that have a Special Diet Request form, signed by a physician, on file with the school cafeteria.
$1· The “Free & Reduced Meal Program” is available for families experiencing financial difficulties.
$1· Student receives a verbal reminder
$1· Parent/guardian receives a written not or letter via the student or by mail
Since it is not a wise fiscal practice for School Food Service to carry over unpaid charges from year to year, parents/guardians must be responsible an pay off their child’s account. Any unpaid charges at the end of the school year remain the responsibility of the parent/guardian and will follow the student to the next year.
What’s For Lunch?
Now students and parents can view the district’s monthly menus in one of two ways. Parents can log on to www.schoolmenu.com. Once you log on to the site:
This site not only highlights the daily menu options at your student’s school, it also provides important nutritional and fitness information.
Along with the daily special, students have the option to purchase an array of Ala Carte items. The daily specials are highlighted on the monthly student menu.
Breakfast (Kdg.-8th Grade) - No Cost
Breakfast - $1.25 Reduced - 30 cents
Recently, a group of parents and TPS staff members worked together to review and update the operations of the Food Service Program. As part of this group’s research and recommendations, several new items have been incorporated into the student menus, including:
Elementary Schools: Fresh fruit including grapes, sliced oranges and apples, vegetable sticks served with dressing, macaroni and cheese, tacos, tossed salads and a variety of healthy snacks.
High Schools: Walking tacos, pizza, sandwich wraps, salad bar, a baked potato bar and a variety of healthy snacks.
Special Note: Several years ago, TPS stopped using peanut products to prepare student meals, which included the discontinuation of using peanut oil to cook certain foods. This action was taken to reduce the possibility of a student with peanut allergies having an adverse reaction. All foods served to students contain no trans-fats.
The following websites provide useful information for both students and parents related to nutrition and exercise. These sites offer tips on a number of key topics, including eating a balanced diet, incorporating exercise into your daily routine, and much more.
TPS Nutritional Guide Complete 2013-2014
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement Update
The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
2013 USDA Nondiscrimination Statement Update - SPANISH
El Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (por sus siglas en inglés “USDA”) prohíbe la discriminación contra sus clientes, empleados y solicitantes de empleo por raza, color, origen nacional, edad, discapacidad, sexo, identidad de género, religión, represalias y, según corresponda, convicciones políticas, estado civil, estado familiar o paternal, orientación sexual, o si los ingresos de una persona provienen en su totalidad o en parte de un programa de asistencia pública, o información genética protegida de empleo o de cualquier programa o actividad realizada o financiada por el Departamento. (No todos los criterios prohibidos se aplicarán a todos los programas y/o actividades laborales).
Las personas sordas, con dificultades auditivas, o con discapacidad del habla pueden contactar al USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service (Servicio federal de transmisión) al (800) 877-8339 o (800) 845-6136 (en español).
El USDA es un proveedor y empleador que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.