What's for Lunch?
NEW! Beginning March 30: Weekly Distribution
Food & Nutrition Services Meal Plan
During the COVID-19 School Closure
The Solon Schools are committed to providing access to the nutrition students need during their education outside the traditional classroom. The Solon Schools Food & Nutrition Services Department will operate according to the following guidelines to provide adequate nutrition to all students currently enrolled in our district who will need this support during our closure.
Our Food & Nutrition Services staff will prepare “Grab and Go” lunch items for all Solon Schools students that will match the attached menu. The meals served will meet the USDA nutrition guidelines as part of the National School Lunch Program and will include all five components of the USDA meal pattern.
Beginning March 30, lunch distribution will change to once a week and contain five meals intended to last the duration of week. Meals will be distributed at Solon High School (Door #12) for pick-up 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 3 to 4 p.m. every Monday school is "in session." Lunch distribution will continue weekly during the mandated school closure. Door 12 is adjacent to the commons entrance to the high school near the auditorium.
Meals can be preordered using a Google Form: Click HERE to Order Your Child's Meal. Parents must submit a separate form for each child, each day. Orders will be accepted unitl 8 a.m. each Monday morning. Orders may also be left on voicemail at 440-349-7703, but please be sure to indicate the child’s name, Solon Student ID number and meal choice.
This program is for picking up “Grab and Go” meals only. Meals may not be consumed on-site, and families are requested to stay in their cars. This will help deter congregating at the school and minimize group contact.
Solon City Schools will do its best to provide meals to all students. However, with limited resources, the menu will be restrictive and may not serve all dietary needs. Please note that if your child has a food allergy, it is imperative that you attend the pick-up location with your child, in addition to indicating the allergen on the pre-order form.
FREE & REDUCED LUNCH APPLICATION INFORMATION
We know the COVID-19 social distancing measures enacted by the Governor and Ohio Department of Health are creating financial hardships for many of our families.
Our Nutrition & Food Services team will continue providing daily Grab and Go lunches for students in need each scheduled school day. There is no lunch service this week (March 23-27) while “spring break” continues. Grab and Go lunches resume on March 30.
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
Additional information about the Grab and Go lunch service for students in need is posted on the district website at https://www.solonschools.org/Page/1754
If you need assistance or have questions, please contact Lynne Hutchison, director of Food & Nutrition Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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