What's for Lunch?
Week of June 8 Update from Solon Schools Food & Nutrition Services
Beginning this week, families who have been receiving weekly Grab and Go lunches from the Solon Schools will be able to continue to receive meal support from summer distribution sites in the area. The Solon Schools are not a summer meal distribution site. Specific locations and details from the Ohio Department of Education are available at:
More information is also available by calling 1-866-3-HUNGRY (486479).
Additionally, please find below details about the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer Program. The program is administered by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services and provides additional monetary assistance to households with children who are eligible for free or reduced-priced meals.
NEW! My School Menus Interactive Platform
The Solon Schools this year is using a new menu and nutrition information platform called My School Menus. This new platform provides a more full-service one-stop location for school lunch menus, linking to the EZpay site to add money to lunch accounts, information about applying for free and reduced lunch status.
My School Menus also allows families to “Build-a-Meal” to conduct calorie, carbohydrate and other nutrient tallies. Once the school year begins, families will be able to search menus by school. ACCESS MY SCHOOL MENUS FOR SOLON SCHOOLS HERE
To help get started in learning how to navigate the new menus, families can use the MY SCHOOL MENUS FAMILY TUTORIAL VIDEO)
If your family circumstances have changed recently, please consider filling out a Free & Reduced Lunch application. This application can be completed at any time.
To access the online application, go to: https://sdms.solonschools.org/sdms2/
Step-by-step instructions are available at: https://www.solonschools.org/cms/lib/OH01814653/Centricity/Domain/481/QuikApps_Parent_Experience_User_Guide_2019-20.pdf
If you need assistance or have questions, please contact Lynne Hutchison, director of Food & Nutrition Services, at email@example.com.
Strong Bodies, Bright Minds
The Solon Schools Food Service Department is committedto improving the health and academic potential of our students ... building Strong Bodies and Bright Minds one meal at a time.
Our menu is designed to ensure students receive a nutritionally balanced meal every day, consisting of foods from all major food groups.
Every meal is carefully planned to meet or exceed federally mandated guidelines by:
- Emphasizing whole-grain-rich foods
- Offering at least 1/2 cup of fruits and vegetables every day
- Focusing in lean protein options to support growth and development
- Providing choices for low-fat flavored and unflavored milk
- Limiting the number of desserts offered to allow for an emphasis on nutrient-rich foods
- Minimizing sodium, while maximizing flavor
Our promise to you ...
1. Provide a Wide Variety of Nutritious Foods
Strong Bodies, Bright Minds features meals that meed or exceed federally manadated nutrition guidelines, continuously striving to source quality food ingredients that meet the following parameters:
- Nutrient rich
- Local, when possible
2. Educate Students, Parents and Staff to Make Healthy Choices
The Strong Bodies, Bright Minds program features tools to teach students about making healthy choices for their bodies and the environment. We use a variety of educational tools, including our menu, wellness posters and activities, Tasty Bites sampling, special guests, Nutrition Nuggets newsletters, collaboration with physical educational and athletic departments, and other student and parent nutrition education materials to engage, enable and encourage students toward a lifetime of good health.
3. Create Appealing and Healthy Eating Environments
We have created dynamic, interactive, age-appropriate dining environments to aid in healthy meal selection, excite students and increase the number of students who want to participate in the school lunch program by buying lunch at school.
Lunch Prices for the 2019-20 School Year
Grades K-6: $3.40
Grades 7-12: $3.65
Solon High School students wishing to purchase lunch from the Gluten-Free Lunch Rotating Lunch Menu, must submit a request form each day they purchase by 9 a.m. To submit a Gluten-Free Lunch Request, click on the following link: Solon High School Gluten-Free Lunch Request Form