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Food Services

CURRENT MENU
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Lunch options for all students in grades K-12
Regular menu option along with the following options:
Big Daddy Pizza Lunch
Pizza "Big Daddy"
Veggie Choice
Fruit Choice,
Milk Choice 
Sack Lunch
Sack Lunch
PB & J (Schmuckers)
Fresh Vegetables
Fruit & String  Cheese
Goldfish Crackers
Milk Choice 
Chef Salad
Chef Salad (Made w/Romaine Lettuce, Cucumbers, Tomato,
Boiled Egg, Croutons, Turkey Ham and Cheese)
Breadstick & Fruit Choice
Dressing Choice 
Hilltop Cadetable
Pepperoni Pizza
Dip
Carrots
Fruit
Rice Krispie Treat 
Choice of Milk 

Welcome to Hilltop Cafeteria

Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand!  Healthy diets have proven to be linked with better overall success of the student’s entire school career.  The food we consume along, with proper exercise, and studying plays a vital role in education.  Educating proper eating choices is a priority here at Hilltop Cafeteria.  Schools across America plan menus with the food based menu approach.  We follow the guidelines set forth by the USDA.  We offer a rainbow of vegetables and fruits over the course of a week.  Many of our bread items are whole grain rich.   Meals have minimums and maximums of calories by day and per week per age group.  We also have menu choices for everyone. Offering choices within guidelines help educate nutrition and allows room for personal preferences.  
 
The National School Breakfast and Lunch Program is a wonderful service to its community.  Providing breakfast and lunch for children and at prices families can afford.   Last year we served approximately 15,500 breakfast and 50,457 lunches to our students.  
 
Please navigate through the cafeteria section to locate things like: menu’s for breakfast and lunch, ala carte pricing, setting limits on ala carte purchases forms, free and reduced applications, pictures of meals, no charging procedures, and much more.

My contact information:

Shari Stough, Food Service Manager
sstough@hilltopcadets.org
419-924-2365 ext. 2144

Get The Facts!

Why should I encourage my children to eat school meals?

Providing students their choice of milk, fruits, and vegetables, whole grain and lean proteins, school meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy parents.  School cafeterias offer students a variety of healthy choices and help children learn how to assemble a well-balanced meal.  Parents can rest assured that there is no super sizing in school cafeteria's because federal regulations require schools to serve age-appropriate portions.

Don't school meals contain processed foods?

What have become known as processed foods are increasingly being prepared with healthier ingredients, as well as less fat, sodium and sugar.  Pizzas are increasingly made with whole grain crusts, low-sodium sauce and reduced fat cheese.  Chicken nuggets regularly use whole grain breading and are baked rather than fried.  French fries are with trans fat and baked instead of fried - and many schools are now serving baked sweet potato fries.

How many school participate in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs?

The National School Lunch Program operates in nearly 95% of America's schools, providing lunches to more than 31 million children daily with 5 billion lunches served annually.  Approximately 85% of schools daily participate in the National School Breakfast Program (NSBP), which serves more than 2 billion breakfasts a year.

School meals offer students milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains, and they must meet strict limits on saturated fat and portion size.  Starting school year 2012-2013, school lunches will meet additional standards requiring: 

  1. Age-appropriate calorie limits
  2. Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students must take at least one serving of fruit or vegetable).
  3. A wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes
  4. fat-free or 1% milk (flavored milk must be fat-free)
  5. More whole grains
  6. Less sodium

If you would like more information go to: https://traytalk.org/

Thank You Miss Ellie

Information provided by:  School Nutrition Association and Tray Talk

No Charge Procedure

Charging Meals Protocol

Students will be denied a regular meal if the current charge takes their balance over -$10.00.  With a -$10.00 balance two or three (2 or 3) meals have already been charged, therefore the student will be denied a regular lunch and served / offered a peanut butter & jelly sandwich, vegetable, fruit, and milk.

 

We have made it easy to check your balance and keep your lunch account current.  To find your balance you can ask the cashier, email or call Miss Ellie, or check it on line, and then pay accordingly on your account.

 

Please utilize these tools to insure you have funds available for a well-balanced, nutritious lunch.  If you have any questions, I can be reach at 419-924-2365 ext. 2144 or email at sstough@hilltopcadets.org

 

Thank You,

 Miss Shari

 

“This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”

Nondiscrimination Statement

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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: How to File a Complaint, 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.

USDA Information

USDA has changed the National School lunch for the first time in 15 years.  Why?  The USDA recognizes the fast paced obesity epidemic in our country.  The new meal pattern, Food Based Menu Planning, has specific guidelines some of these are:  wider variety of fruits and vegetables, more whole grain rich foods, 1% milk or less, saturated fats, calories, and sodium have minimum and maximum. 

 

School lunches have 5 portion controlled components offered.  They are:

Meal or meat alternate (protein)

Fruit (100% juice, light syrup, fresh, and frozen)

Vegetables (dark green, red/orange, legumes, starchy, and other)

Grains (50% of weeks servings must be whole grain rich)

Milk (variety of 1%, skim, flavored fat free)

Did you know we offer these type food items on your child's lunch menu?

Some of the items are or contain:

Made from scratch, whole grain rich, natural with no artificial preservatives, contain 0 Trans fats, no high fructose corn syrup, meet Alliance for Healthier Generation guidelines, baked in place of fried.

Click Here for 2019-20 Free and Reduced Meal Application  
K12 Payment Center
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K12 Payment Center 

Sack Lunches for Field Trips

When your child has a field trip, your Food & Nutrition Crew is here to help with your childs' lunch.  We are available to pack that lunch for you.  The lunch will consist of:  Schmucker's PB&J Pocket, string cheese, fun chips, fresh apple, fresh veggie, special treat and drink.  How does this work?  Contact Ms. Shari at 419-924-2365 ext 2144 or sstough@hilltopcadets.org  or send a note with your child to the attention of Cafeteria.  Your child simply comes to the cafeteria the morning of the field trip and they use their unique lunch account number just as they do for any other meal.  It's that simple for us and for you!  Here we go....enjoy this last month of school everyone!

Hilltop Cafeteria is recognized by Gordon Foods:

Gordon Food Service ~ Paper Plate Newsletter
Features our Hilltop Food and Nutrition Crew
Click Here to read the article. 
"Made with a smile and served with a smile" 

2019-2020 Meal Prices

Breakfast:  $2.25
Reduced Breakfast:  $.30
Lunch for Grades K-8:  $2.85/per day - $14.25/per week
Lunch for Grades 9-12:  $3.05/per day - $15.25/per week
Reduced Lunch:  $.40
Milk:  $.60
Adult Meal:  $3.75
Adult Breakfast:  $2.75 

Prepay Information

Call 419.924.2365 ext. 2144 or email Ms. Shari ~ sstough@hilltopcadets.org for exact student name and NEW district ID #.