Dear Students, Parents & School Administrators
Welcome back to School Lunch for the 2012-2013 School year.
Thank you for your continued support of the school’s lunch program. There is a fantastic nutritional fervor sweeping school lunch throughout our country. We fully embrace this effort, and we are highly motivated to make a meaningful contribution to our children’s awareness, knowledge, and participation in healthy and balanced eating habits.
We are expanding and upgrading our menus and ingredients to include:
-substantial reduction of processed foods.
-use of lean meats in our meals.
-substantial emphasis on fresh fruit and vegetables
-elimination of high fructose corn syrup products.
-only whole grain breads
-low fat salad dressings
-low sodium ingredients
-all products contain zero transfats
-all menu items baked not fried.
In addition we will also be offering a “Lite Choice” option. This option will include, for example, a lean turkey sandwich on a whole grain roll, fresh vegetables and low fat dip or fresh fruit, and yogurt or a yogurt parfait.
The menus are carefully designed to provide quality, balance, nutrition, and ample portioning. While the transformation is a gradual process, we continue to try and provide the healthiest, most balanced meal options possible at a very reasonable cost for school lunch.
Online Ordering System-New 5 Digit Pin Numbers to be Assigned
We will continue to use the online payment system at Resurrection. For those new to Resurrection the attached narrative will explain the procedures for initiating student lunch accounts. You will be assigned a new five digit pin code for the upcoming school year. To enhance security all pin numbers are changed during the summer months. Please log onto www.slalunch.com to retrieve your students pin for the 2012-2013 school year. We will be attending orientation to answer any questions, as well as providing new menus. In addition, state law requires that all convenience fees be priced equally. Therefore the convenience fee will be adjusted to 2.3% for credit or debit cards and online check payment.
New Menu Format
We will be changing our menu format for the upcoming school year. Entrée options, Lite Choice options, and other specific school menu information will be listed separately from our daily entree’s in a designated box area of the menu.
As a result of our enhanced nutritional initiatives, School Lunch prices will increase to $3.75 for the upcoming school year. We hope you continue to find our school lunch program an excellent value for the quality and balance we provide.
Note to Parents
We maintain our continued commitment to provide quality, balanced, and nutritious school lunches at your school. Our menus continue to be reviewed and approved by a Registered Dietician. We intend to engage and endeavor to educate your children regarding our continued nutritional initiatives, including monthly focus’ on many healthy based food and ingredient themes. We encourage and welcome your support and input in our efforts to contribute to your student’s awareness of healthy eating habits.
SLA Management is sensitive to the needs of all students with allergies; however we cannot be absolutely certain that all food ingredients are free from potential allergens. If a student has a severe allergy we strongly advise you consider other lunch options.
We invite everyone to visit the school website for links to our current sample menus, and nutritional information.
We thank you for your continued support and participation. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to a great school lunch year.