Cooking Up A Great Year!
As the Director of Child Nutrition, I would like to welcome your child to St. Charles Parish Public Schools and our breakfast and lunch programs. Since good nutrition is so important for growing bodies and learning minds, we hope to encourage your child to take part in the breakfast and lunch programs on a regular basis. The Child Nutrition Department is such an integral part of your child's daily experience and we would like that to be an enjoyable part of their adventure.
We encourage students, parents, community members, and staff to check the monthly menus that are posted on the District’s website on the SCPPS Monthly Lunch Menu Page. Our menus offer a variety of fruit, vegetables, whole grains, low fat or reduced fat entrees, and low fat or skim milk choices. Our menus are designed to meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, as well as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations.
We are always striving to make the meals enticing and delicious for the students and encourage their participation in our Student Engagement Programs. Our department is pleased to report that our student engagement programs are growing and providing positive results on our program. These programs include Student Focus and Taste testing, Nutritional Education Connection Tour (NEXT) for students in 2nd grade, Eat on the Beat, and the Annual Child Nutrition Culinary Cook-Off.
- Student Focus and Taste test groups consist of the Student Government groups at both high schools, as well as many elementary and middle school students throughout the District. Taste tests provide students an opportunity to have their voices heard on select menu items for the upcoming school year.
- The NEXT program provides 2nd-grade students an opportunity to learn about the meals they eat at school, tour the kitchen, create a healthy snack, and learn about nutrition.
- The Culinary Cook-Off is designed to engage the Culinary Arts students at the Satellite Center to create new recipes that are student approved.
- Eat on the Beat is a partnership with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office which will provide on-duty officers an opportunity to eat lunch with our elementary students.
Parents please encourage your child to eat breakfast every day. This will improve their heath and classroom performance. We look forward to serving your child!!
Director of Child Nutrition
“Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand!”