NEW Breakfast Program at Troy!!
Troy CCSD 30-C Breakfast Program Information
Troy 30C is committed to ensuring that all of our students start the day with a healthy breakfast. Kids who eat breakfast tend to perform better in school, have better attendance rates, and display fewer behavior problems. We know that morning routines can be hectic and many kids aren’t hungry when they wake up and that is exactly why we provide breakfast every morning in a way that allows all students to participate.
Here at Troy, we will begin serving breakfast in a way that is accessible to students: Grab and Go. Students pick up breakfasts from carts in the cafe. Students have an opportunity during the first 10 minutes before the bell to eat breakfast with their classmates and get the fuel they need to be ready to learn.
There are many great things about our improved breakfast program. In addition to having access to a nutritious breakfast, eating with classmates every morning creates a community experience, and it takes pressure off parents and caretakers to provide breakfast in the morning. The No Kid Hungry Starts with Breakfast resource is a great way to find out more about the benefits of breakfast, including how kids who eat breakfast do better in math, miss fewer days of school, and are more likely to graduate high school than their peers who don’t eat breakfast regularly.
HOW DOES THIS WORK?
- Breakfast is available from the time your child arrives to school 10 minutes before the official start of the school day. Breakfast is available to all students. Breakfast costs $1.65 for full price, $0.30 for reduced price, and no cost for those students who qualify under the guidelines set forth by the State of Illinois.
DOES MY CHILD HAVE TO EAT SCHOOL BREAKFAST?
- Participation in the school breakfast program is voluntary.
WHAT IS BEING SERVED FOR BREAKFAST? IS THE FOOD HEALTHY?
- You will find the menu on the website.
- Any food items served at breakfast must meet strict dietary guidelines created by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Milk is served daily, as well as fruit or juice. Entrees are nutritious and easy to eat quickly. Meals often include popular breakfast items such as breakfast bars, fruit, and milk. We work hard to identify which foods are student favorites.
DOES SCHOOL BREAKFAST TAKE AWAY FROM INSTRUCTIONAL TIME?
- No! On average, it takes students less than 10 minutes to eat breakfast in the café. Teachers report that they actually gain instructional time due to fewer disruptions such as visits to the school nurse, tardiness, and absenteeism
DOES EATING SCHOOL BREAKFAST CONTRIBUTE TO CHILDHOOD OBESTIY?
- Research has shown that obesity rates do not increase for kids who eat breakfast at home and at school. In fact, skipping breakfast is associated with a 2.66 times higher risk of being obese or overweight than eating breakfast at home and at school. Kids who eat school breakfast are also more likely to have a better overall diet, eating more fruits, dairy and a variety of foods
WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?
- Contact Vikki O’Neill for additional questions/concerns. To find out more about No Kid Hungry and the benefits of school breakfast, visit the No Kid Hungry Center for Best Practices.
|2017-2018 Breakfast Prices|
|Reduced Breakfast||$ .30|
Troy CCSD 30-C is pleased to announce that Arbor Management is your food service provider serving hot lunches for the 2017-2018 school year. Arbor Management strives to provide a wholesome, nutritious lunch to your child.
Each meal follows the Nutritional Guidelines set forth by the National School Lunch Program and will consist of:
- 2 ounces of meat/meat alternative
- 2 servings of fruit and/or vegetable
- 1-2 servings of grains
- 8 fl. ounces of milk
The Federal Guidelines require that lunches contain 1/3 of the Recommended Daily Allowance of calories, with less than 30% of the calories from fat, and less than 10% of the calories from saturated fat. In addition, Arbor Management is pleased to announce that all items they purchase or produce are trans-fat free.
|Elementary Schools Spanish|
|William B Orenic & Troy Middle School|
|William B Orenic & Troy Middle School Spanish|
|2017-2018 Lunch Prices|
|Reduced Lunch||$ .40|
|Milk (per carton)||$ .45|
|Early Childhood 3-Day Snack Fee||$50.00 per year|
|Early Childhood 5-Day Snack Fee||$80.00 per year|
To apply for free or reduced meals, use the Household Eligibility Application below. We cannot approve an application that is not complete, so be sure to fill out all required information and return the application to your child's school. The Income Eligibility Guidelines is listed for your reference.
- Application for Free/Reduced Meals - English
- Application for Free/Reduced Meals - Spanish
- Civil Rights Brochure
- Meal Account Policy and Procedures