FOOD SERVICE

Research shows that students who skip breakfast have shorter attention spans and don't do as well on tests. Make sure your youngster gets up in time to have a nutritious breakfast at home or at school.  At Bethel-Tate Schools, we know that good nutrition and learning go hand in hand!

The Nutrition Services 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.

Meals, foods, and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the 
USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

BREAKFAST IS ONLY $1.00 FOR ALL PAYING STUDENTS.

REDUCED BREAKFAST IS ONLY $.30 AND STUDENTS WHO QUALIFY FOR FREE LUNCH GET FREE BREAKFAST.

LUNCH FOR K-5 is $2.85 and 6-12 is $3.00. Reduced Lunch is $.40.

LUNCH FOR ADULT/TEACHER IS  $4.75 AND BREAKFAST Is $2.75.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Free Meals Program for all students has expired at the end of the 2021-2022 School Year.

Everyone who is interested in Free and Reduce meals must reapply.

Please go to the link below to download the application.

Free and Reduce Application

Return the completed application to any of the school offices.

Any questions please contact Darlene Parks at 513-352-7190 or email at darlene.parks@betheltate.org

If interested in working the cafeteria, contact Darlene Parks at 513-734-2271 ext 7190 or email darlene.parks@betheltate.org

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Healthy changes in Bethel-Tate School Cafeterias

Bethel-Tate School cafeterias are meeting tough federal nutrition standards for school meals, ensuring that meals are healthy and well-balanced and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school. 

In our district, we have already made progress toward meeting the new nutrition standards. We serve fresh fruits and vegetables. We have already made the switch to 1% or fat-free milk. Most of our sandwiches are served on whole grain bread items and entrees, and have introduced several new lower sodium entrees.

School meals offer students milk, fruits, vegetables, proteins and grains and they must meet strict limits on saturated fat and portion size. Since the  2012-2013 school year, school lunches will meet additional standards, requiring:

  • Age-appropriate calorie limits

  • Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students must take at least one serving of fruit or vegetables daily for lunch and breakfast)

  • A wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes

  • Fat-free or 1% milk

  • More whole grains

  • Less sodium

We look forward to welcoming the students to the cafeterias this fall. School meals are a great value and huge convenience for busy families. We hope parents will support this effort by encouraging their students to give the healthier meals a try. Students are far more likely to pick up a fruit or vegetable in the lunch line if they have been introduced to those foods at home.

To get the facts about school meals visit www.TrayTalk.org

Help feed our children. 

We are looking forward to serving you in the 2022-2023 School Year!

Thank you,

Darlene Parks 

Non-Discrimination Statement
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:

https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf

from any USDA office, by calling 866-632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or

2. fax:

833-256-1665 or 202-690-7442; or

3. email:

program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

05/05/2022

Please see the link below for Frequently Asked Questions about Free and Reduced Priced School Meals

FAQ about Free and Reduced Lunch