Nutrition Services

Last Updated: 7/14/2020 6:02 PM

Welcome

Laramie County School District #2 recognizes that well-nourished children are better equipped to learn. Providing healthy food and nutrition education are the key ingredients in educating students to make choices that will develop into life-long, healthy eating habits. 


Emergency Food Assistance

LCSD#2 free youth curbside meals has ended for the summer.

If you are in need of assistance with food during this difficult time, please click on the following link for resources.
 


Menus

Menus 

Did you know that you can access the daily menu options online?

Laramie County School District 2 uses Nutrislice to publish the school menus to a new interactive website and a free smartphone app!

  • See more information about menu items, including a photo and description

  • Filter common food allergens such as nuts, wheat, and dairy

  • Access nutrition information like carb counts and calories with a few clicks

  • Translate your menus into a number of different languages

  • Print a PDF version of the menus directly from the website

Download the free NutriSlice app today!

AppleAppStore    GooglePlay

 


Online Payments

e-Funds

We are pleased to partner with e-Funds for Schools. Parents and Guardians can make payments to the school for student meals and fees all online or through mobile pay. Benefits of online payments: Select eFunds from the Student & Families main menu to enroll today.

  • One transaction for multiple student meal and/or activity payments.

  • Eliminates the need for your child to carry cash or check to school.

  • Email notification for all payment made.

  • Alerts for low balance - so you never worry about your student running out of funds.

  • Recurring transactions for the ultimate convenience.

  • Secure with the latest encryption technology.

 


Free and Reduced Meal Applications

Your family may qualify for free or reduced price meals. Request a form from the school or district office, and complete it as directed. We accept applications at any time throughout the school year.


Special Diets

Special dietary needs? No worries. Simply download the Special Dietary Needs Form, and return the completed form to the school nurse - who will work with our food service director to develop a nutrition plan that accommodates your child's needs. 
 

 

Meal Prices for 2020-2021

 

BREAKFAST

LUNCH

Student (K-6) Meal

$1.90

$2.65

Student (7-12) Meal

$1.90

$2.95

Reduced Price Student Meal (K-12)

$0.30

$0.40

Adult Meal

$2.75

$3.75

Adult Salad Bar (Cafeteria)

n/a

$1.70

Extra Entree

$1.20

$1.70

Extra Milk / Bottled Water

$0.50

$0.50

A La Carte Items

(As Priced)

(As Priced)


Food Service Provider
Chartwells

LCSD#2's school food service provider is Chartwells. They offer a variety of services to our district, including provision of school meals and snacks for all schools in compliance with the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs, as well as catering for events, meetings, and concessions. Their promise is "to extend our passion, dedication, knowledge and enthusiasm into serving each student delicious and nutritious meals."  

http://www.chartwellsschools.com


National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs
LCSD#2’s food services operates under the federally funded National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP). These programs are designed to promote the health and well-being of our children by providing nutritious meals to children in public and private schools as well as residential child care institutions. Schools participating in these programs are required to provide meals that contain one-third of the Recommended Dietary Intakes (RDIs) for protein, calcium, iron, vitamin A, vitamin C and calories with no more than 30% of the calories from fat and less than 10% of the calories from saturated fat.


Our district offers our students the following meal programs:

  • Elementary Schools:

    • Breakfast in the Classroom

    • Lunch in the cafeteria

  • Jr/Sr High Schools:

    • Breakfast before school - at the Jr/Sr high commons

    • Second Chance breakfast - at the mobile cart between 2nd and 3rd hours

    • Lunch - in the elementary cafeteria

    • On the Go lunch - at the kiosks located in the jr/sr commons 

https://www.fns.usda.gov/nslp

https://www.fns.usda.gov/sbp/school-breakfast-program
 


Farm to School Program
LCSD#2 will begin our second year of participating in the farm to school program. The goals of our program are to:

  • Serve healthy, high-quality meals to our students

  • Increase participation in our meal programs

  • Promote agricultural, health, and nutrition education

  • Support our local and regional producers

  • Decrease plate waste


Sponsors will be featured in our school cafeterias, website, and morning announcements.  


We are currently accepting donations of beef and swine.
Please contact stacy.jenkins@laramie2.org for more information.


https://www.fns.usda.gov/cfs
 

Thank
 You!

A BIG thank you to everyone that helped us to implement our Farm to School program in 2019-20 and a shout out to the Laramie Cow Belles for helping to promote our program at the Laramie County fair. 


We received the following donations in 2019-20.

  • 1 Beef
    Donated by Capitol Roofing
    Raised by Shariah Eklund

  • 1 Swine
    Donated by Capitol Roofing
    Raised by Duggen Kriz

  • 1 Swine
    Donated by Capitol Roofing
    Raised by Willow Martin

  • 1 Swine
    Donated by Scott and Suzie Vetter
    Raised by Hayden Hubbard

  • 1 Swine
    Donated by Milliron T.J. Outfitting, Inc./The Love Family


Offer Versus Serve
LCSD#2 practices "offer vs. serve", which allows our students to select at least three of five food items offered during lunch, and one of the four items offered during breakfast - with one of the items being the required serving of fruit or vegetable - for a complete meal. By offering food choices, students are more likely to eat the food items selected rather than throw them away. As a result, Offer Versus Serve can save school districts money through avoided purchasing and disposal costs.  


Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
Our District also participates in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP), which provides all children in participating elementary schools with a variety of free, fresh fruits and vegetables at a designated snack time during the school day. It is an effective and creative way of introducing fresh fruits and vegetables as healthy snack options, and is seen as an important catalyst for change in efforts to combat childhood obesity by helping children learn more healthful eating habits. LCSD#2 is able to offer this program in all of our elementary schools for the 2019-2020 school year, through grant funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), administered by the Wyoming Department of Education.

 

https://www.fns.usda.gov/ffvp/fresh-fruit-and-vegetable-program


Smart Snacks

All foods sold at school during the school day are required to meet nutrition standards. The Smart Snacks in School regulation applies to foods sold a la carte, in the school store, vending machines, and any other venues where food is sold to students. Click the link below for more information.

 

Smart Snack Resources

Smart Snack Calculator


Wellness
For Information on the District's Wellness Policy and for Resources, please select "Wellness" from the Student & Family main menu.


Notice of Nondiscrimination

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

 

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

 

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

 

(3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

    

 

 

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Laramie County School District No.2 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its education programs or activities. Inquiries concerning Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 may be referred to Nancy Malcolm, Director of Special Services, P.O. Box 489, Pine Bluffs, WY 82082, 307-245-4050. Inquiries related to any civil rights concern may also be addressed to the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1961 Stout Street, Denver, Colorado 80294.

 

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