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 12,00 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
Updated August 20, 2012.
Online prepayment using a credit card is available again!
Go to myLunchMoney.com to set up an account for your student.
Questions or comments should be directed to Christine Frole, Food Service Director.