Good learning and nutrition go hand in hand!
ACSC food service staff is committed to providing high quality, nutritious food that meets all nutritional and sanitation regulations, along with great customer service at an affordable price to all ACSC students, staff and community. The Food Service Department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.
We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students. Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines.
With the recent changes in the National School Lunch Program the availability and variety in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains has greatly increased. An emphasis is now being placed on fresh fruit and vegetable varieties, when available. In addition, nutrition standards are being met in the areas of calories, saturated fat, trans fat and sodium.
All meals, foods and beverages are prepared and served by qualified child nutrition professionals.
Sharing the Wellness Message
Our District has developed a Wellness Policy that is focused on improving the health of students. The policy was developed with health and wellness advisory council that includes teachers, parents, students, administrators, guidance counselors, and the school nurse. One of our goals is to share the message of nutrition and wellness via our department's website that emphasizes the importance of nutrition. Our site provides information on the nutrition for teachers, parents, and students.
Key areas of our wellness policy include:
- Nutrition Education
- Physical Activity
- Other School-Based Activities Designed to Promote Student Wellness
- How do you plan menus?
- What qualifies as a reimbursable meal (combo)?
- How do I know which items are parts of a reimbursable meal and which items are sold a la carte?
- Will the other students know if I receive free or reduced price meals?
- How are portion sizes determined?
- How nutritious are school meals?
- How do I pay for meals?
- What are the advantages of using the LINQ Connect?
- What are government commodity foods? Are these items of good quality?
- Why is an adult/ visitor meal a higher price than student meals? Isn’t the amount of food served in each the same?
- Whom do I contact if I have additional questions about my child’s meals?
If you would like to contact us, call the Admin. Center at (317) 544-6000 and ask for Food Services.
Our vision is to facilitate student learning about nutrition through healthy food selections at mealtimes and nutrition education in order to enhance their growth and learning today, and promote good health in the future.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider. View our non-discrimination statement.