Columbia Schools Food Service Breakfast/Lunch Loan Procedure
Students are allowed to borrow the value of breakfast/lunch one time. A parent letter will be sent home with students in grades K-8. High school students will be advised that they will need to pay for their next breakfast/lunch. A sandwich and milk will be offered if a student comes through a line and is still in a negative balance.
Elementary Breakfast Choices: In addition to a daily menu choice at Columbia Elementary School, we offer assorted cereals, cereal bars, fresh fruit, juice, and milk. 1 Bread+Fruit+Milk= Complete Breakfast.
Elementary Lunch Choices: In addition to the daily menu choice at Columbia Elementary School, we offer alternate meal choices: a yogurt and grain item, a chef salad, or a sack lunch. The sack lunch includes a sandwich with meat and cheese or peanut butter and jelly, fruit, a treat, and a choice of milk. Students must take a fruit or vegetable.
Jr./Sr. High Breakfast Choices: Hot breakfast sandwiches and burritos are available daily, along with assorted cereal, cereal bars, Uncrustables, muffins, bagels with cream cheese, juice, fresh fruit, and milk. 1 Bread+Fruit+Milk=Complete Breakfast.
Jr./Sr. High Lunch Choices: In addition to the daily menu choice at Columbia Central Jr./Sr. High School, we offer alternate meal choices of Bosco sticks, a yogurt and grain item, chef salad, or sack lunch. The sack lunch includes a sandwich with meat and cheese or peanut butter and jelly, fruit, a treat, and a choice of milk. Students must take a fruit or vegetable.
Fresh fruit and salad bars are offered in all schools with the purchase of a meal.
If you would rather fill out an application online, please go to Family Portal.
All students that qualify for the free meals can receive FREE BREAKFAST and FREE LUNCH! Breakfast is served in all schools starting at 7:30 am.
Summer Food Service Program
Did you know free summer meals are available in your area? Click the link below to search for the nearest summer food service program site!
SCHOOL LUNCH INFORMATION
Free meals for all students will not continue for the 2022-2023 school year. We encourage families to complete a Free and Reduced Lunch Application.
Columbia School District has implemented electronic cash registers called "Meal Magic" in all of our cafeterias. This new system allows us to set up debit accounts for each student.Parents/Guardians can then send a check to the school for their student’s lunch needs. Meal Magic will then track the amount spent by the student from each day’s meal auto-magically using the student’s name or ID number! We will have a record of all of your deposits and how the money is spent.
Note: If you have more than one student in the district, you can send one check for deposit. Make sure that all the student names and amounts that each account is to receive are included on the check.
Sendmoneytoschool.com and Family Portal are ready. To use sendmoneytoschool.com you will need your student's ID number which you can get from the office or by calling Lindsay at (517) 769-8708. If you want to fill out an application for free or reduced lunches, you can go to Family Portal or you can still fill out a paper application that you can pick up at the school office.
If you have any questions, please call our Food Service Director, Lindsay Kent, at (517) 769-8708 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOOD PRICES FOR MEALS 2022-2023
SCHOOL FOOD GUIDELINES
The School Food Guidelines are the result of a collaborative effort of the Coordinated School Health Team and District representatives for Columbia School District. The purpose of the School Food Guidelines Mission Statement is to enable schools to provide healthy and nutritious food and beverage choices to students and staff. The venues include but are not limited to vending machines, a la carte sales, food rewards, fundraisers, school stores, school parties, and after-school activities. Local Wellness Policy
By promoting healthy behaviors we can all help:
Increase students’ level of alertness and ability to learn
Teach lifelong healthy eating habits
Prevent the premature onset of chronic diseases
Improve self-image/ self-esteem
Address the issue of childhood obesity
Nutritional Information on the Menus
S=mg of sodium
Chocolate milk with 1% fat is included although skim milk and 1% white are also available.