• Student wellness, including good nutrition and physical activity, shall be encouraged and promoted in the District’s educational program, school activities, and meal programs. The District recognizes the positive correlation between good nutrition, physical activity and the capacity for students to develop and learn.

    The goals for addressing nutrition education shall include the following:

    Nutrition programs shall be accessible to all students and will comply with federal, State, and local requirements.
    Sequential and interdisciplinary physical and nutrition education will be consistently provided and promoted.
    Students shall participate in a regular physical education curriculum that will enable them to achieve and maintain a high level of personal fitness, emphasize self-management skills including energy balance, and align with a comprehensive health education curriculum.
    The District is committed to providing a variety of nutritious food and beverage options available on campus during the school day.
    If you are interested in more information on the wellness policy or committee, please contact the Director of Food Service (847) 718-7638.

    LEGAL REF.: 23 Ill.Admin.Code Part 305, Food Program

    CROSS REF.: 4:120 (Food Services), 5.100 (Staff Development Program), 6:60 (Curriculum Content), 7:260 (Exemption from      Physical Activity)

    ADOPTED: December 10, 2015

    REVISED: April 7, 2016; January 7, 2017

District 214 School Unused food sharing plan: Senate Bill 805

  • District 214 Food & Nutrition Services operations minimize waste in meal programs when applicable.  The department abides by IL Dept. of Public Health and Local Health Department regulatory food codes as well as an implemented HACCP program which is in place to ensure food safety for our students.  Food safety and temperature monitoring plays a critical role in the evaluation of the ability to donate or share food items.  Should the need arise, the Food & Nutrition Services Department will work with School Counselors on a case-by-case basis on the utilization of leftovers in a safe manner to provide to our students in need of food support.

Non-Discrimination Statement

  • 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 https://www.ascr.usda.gov/how-file-program-discrimination-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.

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.