Pine-Richland School District Food ServicesThe Pine-Richland School District's Food Service program has been managed by Sodexo for more than 30 years. Nutrition is the cornerstone of our ongoing foodservice partnership, providing healthy breakfasts, lunches, and snacks so that your students are ready to perform at their highest levels in the classroom, on the sports field and in life. With menus aligned with the high standards of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act students have the option of a deliciously wholesome and nutritious meal each day. Our menus feature a variety of fresh foods and tastes that help meet students requests.
When reviewing our menus, you will see that we focus the menu items for the age we are serving. Sodexo provides four different menu options at Pine-Richland School District to meet the different ages and different nutritional needs of each school.
The tastes and expectations of elementary students revolve around food, friends, and fun. Our Clubhouse Elementary program focuses on colorful items that help to entice and motivate students to select from a variety of entrees. Students add their preferred fruit, vegetable and milk to create a nutritionally balanced meal. Colorful signs and promotional themes focus on building friendship and staying active. Students in Eden Hall have the choice of additional entrees and items that are geared towards the 4-6 grade students.
The Did You Know Cafe program is created especially for today's middle school students. The Did You Know Cafe menu provide healthy and nutritious options to help students enhance their overall well-being and classroom performance. Middle school students who have a more challenging time getting up in the morning can stop in the cafeteria for a quick hot or cold breakfast for only $1.25.
This morning start can give them the added energy they need to get through their classes in the morning. The Did You Know Cafe promotional posters focus on fun and interesting brain teasers that test the student's knowledge of a variety of colorful topics.
New for 2020-2021 is Taste4, our new High School marketing plan that will provide a new lunch experience. Our new menus will provide world flavors, spicy, comfort foods and have unique combinations. Flavors like Mexican, Asian, American Regional, Mediterranean and Heat will make
this menu worth sampling. The menu will continue to offer Daily Favorites, Pizza Station, MTO Deli station (on hold), Grill Station, MTO Salad Bar (on hold), Grab-n-Go items, Homemade Soups, and Creation Station that will focus on scratch cooking and demo cooking food items.
Breakfast and Lunch meals are served in each building daily. Breakfast is a boost for student focus on learning. Each lunch is composed of 5 food components; meat, grain, vegetables, fruit, and milk. Students must select one serving of fruit or one serving of vegetable along with at least 2 other components to qualify as a school meal. We encourage students to choose all 5 components for the same price. Incomplete meals will be charged a la carte prices. Students who have qualified for the free or reduced meal program must follow the above meal options to qualify for the program
Our Sodexo team is looking forward to serving the Pine-Richland students and staff and working together with our community to continue to create new and delicious food options.
Sodexo understands that breakfast and lunch are usually a time for students to relax and socialize with friends. We are doing all we can to continue this expectation, but have put into place many safety options to keep your students safe. We will continue to offer hot and cold meal options for our students. All self serve bars and side bars are eliminated for the 2020-2021 school year. Masks will be required when coming into the cafeteria and only removed when students are eating. A table that would normally have 12 or 16 students will have 3 to keep students six feet apart. Servers will provide meal selection in a disposible container which will also have the silverware and condiments inside. Students will still come through the cashier line, but will not enter PIN number. Elementary schools will have students scan meal cards and secodary school students will have cashiers punch in the PIN numbers.
Menus are reduced and focus on student's favorites and will be expanded as we move through the Fall. Students will still be able to purchase milk and water to accomidate their packed lunches. High School will start the year with limited snack options and expand as we move through the Fall.
SchoolCafe App will continue to allow families to create a free account to pay online or monitor what your student is buying. Sodexo is working to introduce a new App called SoHappy that will provide the menu and nutritional information for families. To start the year, please visit Pinerichlandsd.Sodexomyway.com to see our menu and see allergy and nutritional information.
We will update families on SoHappy as it becomes active.
Visit www.schoolcafe.com site for more details on paying on line and monitoring what your stuents are purchasing.
Food Service employees are always needed to help with the service of meals to our students. If you are interested in employment during school hours, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.