Nutrition Services

Last Updated: 10/23/2020 1:51 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. 


Universal Free Meals for LCSD#2

As our nation recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical that our students have access to safe, healthy, and nutritious meals.  LCSD#2 will offer free meals to all of our enrolled students. Each student will be offered one free breakfast and lunch each day through the end of the school year 2020-21. There will be no lunch offered on early release days. A  la carte items will remain available for purchase for students having funds in their meal account. Virtual students should contact the school nearest to your home to schedule a meal pickup time. This program is fully funded by the USDA. Qualified families will still need to fill out free and reduced meal applications. In addition, all outstanding meal balances should be paid in full. Please contact your school if you have any questions. 
 

Comidas gratuitas universales para LCSD#2

Mientras nuestra nación se recupera de la pandemia de COVID-19, es fundamental que nuestros estudiantes tengan acceso a comidas seguras, saludables y nutritivas. A partir del lunes 14 de septiembre. LCSD # 2 ofrecerá comidas gratis a todos nuestros estudiantes inscritos. A cada estudiante se le ofrecerá un desayuno y almuerzo gratis todos los días hasta el final del semestre el 18 de diciembre. No se ofrecerá almuerzo en los días de salida temprana. Los artículos a la carta permanecerán disponibles para su compra para los estudiantes que tengan fondos en su cuenta de comida. Los estudiantes virtuales deben comunicarse con la escuela más cercana a su hogar para programar una hora para recoger las comidas. Este programa está totalmente financiado por el USDA. Las familias que reúnan los requisitos deberán completar las solicitudes de comidas gratuitas o reducidas. Además, todos los saldos de comidas pendientes deben pagarse en su totalidad. Comuníquese con su escuela si tiene alguna pregunta.

 


Quarantined Students

You are still eligible to receive FREE breakfast and lunch from LCSD#2.

Please contact your School Secretary to sign up or for more information.


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.
 


School Meals are Safe

Food safety is our top priority! The CDC, FDA and the World Health Organization all stress that there is no evidence COVID-19 spreads via food or food packaging. Whether meals are served in school or at the On-the Go kiosks, school meal preparation is conducted in strict adherence with federal, state and local safety regulations. In addition, CDC and FDA procedures are in place to protect school nutrition staff and the students they serve, including the use of Personal Protective Equipment, additional cleaning of food preparations and service areas, and regular training on proper hygiene practices and food safety measures. 

Food Service During Covid

 


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: 

  • 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!
swine

 

A BIG thank you to the following businesses for their support and donations to our 2020-21 Farm to School Program.

  • 1 Swine
    Donated by Vetter Feeds, Scott & Suzie Vetter
    Raised by Brynlee Loyd

  • 1 Swine
    Donated by Wyoming Steel, Mike & Sheri Olson
    Raised by Reece West


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.

 

Derechos civiles - Versión en español

    

 

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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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