Lunch Frequently Asked Questions
Posted: Jul 23, 2015
Frequently Asked Questions
- Who is supplying the lunch program at Kingsway Christian School?
Kingsway Christian School & Avon Community School Corporation is again partnering to serve lunch to students at Kingsway Christian School. The partnership allows families the opportunity to participate in the National School Lunch Program. Food is prepared by a team of food service professionals at a nearby Avon building and transported daily. Students have a choice of four entrees daily and all lunches include a fruit, vegetable and milk for just $3.00.
- Will the other students know if I receive free or reduced price meals?
No. All students will come through the line and their name will be checked off a list.
- How are portion sizes determined?
The government regulates the portion sizes of foods that are considered part of the reimbursable meal. The meal pattern specifies the minimum number of servings and portion sizes for each of the required components. Serving sizes are adjusted to meet the nutritional needs of students according to age. Meal prices are calculated based on the recommended serving sizes.
- How nutritious are school meals?
Menus are planned to meet certain nutrition requirements as required by the government including calories, saturated fat, trans fat and sodium. All nutritional information is listed on our website.
- How do I pay for meals?
There are three options to pay for meals: cash, check, and online payment with debit or credit card at MySchoolBucks.com. In previous years we utilized a site called MyLunchMoney.com for online payments. If you used that site your login and password will still work at MySchoolBucks and additional students can be added to your account. More information on MySchoolBucks will be forthcoming. Please note, the MySchoolBucks.com website will not be available until after 7/15/15.
- What are government commodity foods? Are these items of good quality?
Commodities are food items that are purchased by the USDA and allocated to school corporations at a reduced cost depending upon availability. Commodities must meet high quality specifications as do all other food purchases. Commodity foods only contribute to about 20% of our total food purchases.
- Who do I contact if I have additional questions about my child’s meals?
You can contact Christine Devaney, Manager at Avon Middle School North at 317.544.5500 or Emily Cates, Food Service Administrator at 317.544.6061.