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.
The Food and Nutrition Services program is operated under the federally funded National School Lunch Act and Child Nutrition Act. The federal laws regulating the Nutrition Services programs are administered by the United States Department of Agriculture through the Illinois Department of Education. The required meal patterns are used in planning breakfast and lunch menus. Meals served provide over half of the nutrients needed every day by a grade 9-12 student. Breakfast provides one-quarter and lunch privides one-third.
Our Mission Statement:
To provide safe, nutritious, and appetizing meals 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
Serve meals that incorporate a variety of foods that are appealing to students and which follow the dietary guidelines and meet the meal pattern requirements for lunch and breakfast established by the USDA.
Nutritional values of meals are evaluated over a period of a week rather than judged on a single meal or food item.
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
This year, we need your help to make sure all of our students are fully prepared for academic success. We all know that hungry children have a more difficult time doing their best work. That’s why we encourage all students to energize their school day with a nutritious breakfast.
The School Breakfast Program is available to all students every weekday morning school is in session. You do not have to register your child in advance. Your child can eat breakfast at school every day or only occasionally. School breakfast makes good sense – every day, students are offered meals that include servings of fruit, whole grain-rich items, and low fat or fat free milk. These breakfasts are well balanced and follow standards backed by the best nutritional science available. Participation in the program also affords children a chance to enjoy a morning meal with their friends.
School Breakfast is an ideal solution on busy mornings when kids are running late or parents have to be at work early. Whatever the reason, if breakfast at home is not convenient, please have your child take advantage of breakfast here at school so that they may enjoy the numerous benefits of starting their day with a healthy meal.
Thank you for helping us to make sure that all of our students start the school day alert, well fed, and ready to learn.
Christine Frole, R.D., SNS
Director of Food and Nutrition Services
Township High School District 214
2121 S. Goebbert Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Updated July 22, 2013.
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.