Food and Nutrition Services
Welcome to the Department of Food and Nutrition Services
About Our Program The Food and Nutrition Services Department of Township High School District 214 is an independently operated, non-profit $4 million dollar a year program. Over 120 part time Nutrition Services professionals take pride in preparing breakfast and lunch for over 12,000 students and staff daily. We believe that adequate nutrition contributes positively to students' learning ability, behavior and general well-being. Therefore, we are very committed to providing this service to the students in the district. We prepare food on site in all of our buildings.
Our Mission Statement:
To provide safe, nutritious, and appetizing meals and snacks at a fair price to promote and encourage the development of sound nutrition habits that will foster academic success.
Provide quality meals in a positive atmosphere that encourages students to participate.
Offer the variety of menu items and snacks that our students have come to expect.
Serve meals that incorporate a variety of foods that are appealing to students.
Student meals contain adequate calories and a variety of foods to support growth, development, and a healthy weight.
Purchasing practices ensure the use of high quality ingredients to maximize student acceptance.
Safe Food Handling Practices
Our food services department is committed to providing safe, wholesome food to our customers. All of our central office staff, cafeteria managers, and General School Nutrition III employees who cook or prepare foods are required to have a current sanitation certificate through the state of Illinois Department of Public Health as a condition of employment. Many of our general employees, while not required, have also opted to receive this important training and have successfully completed the course of study and have taken the required refresher courses to keep their licenses current. We firmly believe this education to be of paramount importance in our operations.
All of our cafeterias are inspected a minimum of 2 times each school year by the health departments of the municipalities in which the schools are located. We are proud to say that our cafeterias continue to receive scores in the high 90's with some having 100% scores.
Updated June 6, 2014.
Online prepayment using a credit card is available!
Go to myLunchMoney.com to set up an account for your student.
Questions or comments should be directed to Christine Frole, Director of Food and Nutrition Services.