What's for Lunch?

  • Fruits and vegetables on forks

    The Food & Nutrition Services Department is committed now, more than ever, to improving the health and academic potential of our students ... building Strong Bodies and Bright Minds one meal at a time.

    Our menu has been redesigned to ensure students receive a nutritionally balanced meal every day, successfully serving the needs of our students wherever they dine—in the cafeteria, the classroom, or at home!

     

    • Allergen Free Meals: Allergen free meals, free from the major eight allergens, will be available upon request at the checkout. If your child has an allergen on file with the district, they will automatically receive the allergen free meal.  If you wish to change your child’s allergen needs, please contact Lynne Hutchison, MS, RDN, LD at (440)349-7703 or LynneHutchison@solonboe.org.

     

    Each meal will consist of foods from all major food groups—protein, grains, vegetables, fruits, and dairy—and 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 on 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

    To further support our commitment to you, we promise to:

    1. Provide a wide variety of fresh, nutritious foods that are enticing for all ages.
    2. Feed ALL our students through flexible dining options, such as classroom delivery, centralized kiosks for quick Grab & Go meals, and curbside pick-up for virtual learners.
    3. Uphold food safety and sanitation standards recommended by the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, the Ohio Department of Education, the Centers for Disease Control, and the United States Department of Agriculture.

    We appreciate your support and thank you for purchasing your child's meal through the Solon City Schools' Food & Nutrition Services Department!

    Questions?  Contact Lynne Hutchison, MS, RDN, LD at (440)349-7703 or LynneHutchison@solonboe.org.

     

    FREE & REDUCED LUNCH APPLICATION

    For the 2021-2022 school year, all students may receive a school lunch at no charge, without any free or reduced-price lunch application. Lunch options are listed on the online menu found on the district’s website. Families do not need to complete a lunch application to receive a free lunch. Students’ lunch accounts will only be charged if they choose to purchase a la carte offerings. However, to determine eligibility for various additional benefits, including school fee waivers and P-EBT benefits, families should submit an online fee waiver application found under the Nutrition and Food Services tab on the district’s website.

    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. For more information, consult ODJFS web page at https://jfs.ohio.gov/ofam/p-ebt.stm