Please contact the Food Service Department at 724-274-2105 for more information. The Food Service Department is under the direction of Mr. Alan Donnelly.
The Allegheny Valley School District follows the guidelines of the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program for the state of Pennsylvania. It has been proven that eating breakfast and lunch regularly can benefit the student and the school. The student is more alert and less fatigued and has a better chance to do well in school. Therefore, breakfast is served before the beginning of each school day and lunch is served on a daily basis. In addition, the purpose of the school lunch program is to provide a well-balanced, nutritious mid-day meal. Through these experiences, students are also exposed to aspects of responsible planning and money management. Students are not dismissed for lunch period.
Nutrition in the Schools
According to the guidelines noted in the District's Wellness Policy, parents are asked not to bring meals from fast-food establishments into the buildings. In addition, on occasions when students bring food into the buildings for classroom activities, parents should ask the teacher about food allergies for any student in the class. Parents/students are asked to pay careful attention to allergy requirements and to provide nutritious items for all students. Ideas for healthy snacks are listed in a document from the USDA.
aFor the 2012-2013 School Year:
Free & Reduced Price Meal Applications:
Now families can apply for free or reduced price school meals through the National School Lunch Program online using the Internet! This can be done using COMPASS...an online application for Pennsylvanians to apply for health and human service programs. Once you access COMPASS, select "Apply for Benefits" and select the program(s) for which you wish to apply. For additional information on COMPASS, please click here.Applications for free and reduced price meals will also be sent home during the first week of school. Please be prompt in completing and returning these applications. For those students who participated in the free & reduced program last year, a new application MUST be completed and submitted for the 2012-2013 school year. If an application is not received at the food service department, the student’s status will become full price (paid) effective October 15th. Parents are reminded that ONLY ONE application is necessary for families with more than one child in the District. Please contact the Food Service Department at 724/274-2105 with any questions.
On-line Cafeteria Payments:
|♦ Additional Information:|
|Free and Reduced Price Mealsaa||2012-2013 Free and Reduced Price Meal Application|
|Computerized Debit System|
|Pay For It||www.payforit.net.|
|♦ Parent Information Sheets:|
|Q & A School Breakfast Program|
|Q & A National School Lunch Program|
|Sneaking Nutrition into Snack Time|