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Food Services / Menus

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CCSD62 participates in the USDA sponsored nutrition program and is committed to the overall wellbeing of children. We serve meals that are convenient, economical and healthy. Our menus are designed to provide good nutrition and variety for our students.

The CCSD62 nutrition program

Includes the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, Summer Food Service Program, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, and the Special Milk Program.

CCSD62 has partnered with Arbor Management to offer nutritious, healthy food options to all students. Meals are prepared at our on-site kitchen and transported to each school daily, and served to our diverse student body.

Accommodating Children with Special Dietary Needs:

Substitutions can be made to the regular meal, including milk for any child with disabilities (i.e. a life-threatening reaction when exposed to the food and/or beverage); Arbor Management and staff are trained in proper food handling, sanitation, and allergen management procedures. A licensed physician's statement is required Pursuant to Section 27-8.1 of the School Code. Please complete the Physician Statement form below.
 
 

Contact us

Arbor food services

CHRIS ROBERTS
Director of Food Services
(847) 789-5630
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Hours: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM (M-F)

Please note: Due to national supply chain disruptions and shortages, we may have to make changes to our menus with little or no notice. Please know that we are doing our best to serve meals as planned. Substitution of menu items will be communicated. We apologize in advance and thank you for understanding!

Full-priced meal items for 2023-2024

The Board of Education approved the food service prices for the 2023-2024 School year. The following new prices are reflected on our Breakfast and Lunch Menus.

ITEM PRICE
Student Breakfast $1.50
Student Lunch $3.05
Adult Lunch $3.55
White Milk $0.65
Chocolate Milk $0.65

 

SCHOOL BREAKFAST, SNACK AND LUNCH MENUS

Arbor will provide menus and nutritional data the last week of each month for the following month.  

Snack Menu

breakfast & Lunch Menus

Early Learning Center, Elementary and Middle Schools

Arbor Management has launched a new interactive menu platform for the January 2024 menus.

Click on the My School Menus icon below to launch the interactive breakfast ands lunch menus.

You will be prompted to select your school and a menu.

Graphic of My School Menus

Features of My School Menus

  • Complete list of all food choices available to students
  • Nutrient data for menu items
  • Ability to Build-A-Meal and create customized meals
  • Ingredient information for certain menu items
  • Allergen identification within menu items
  • Dietary preference identification showing symbols identifying dietary preferences
  • Translation to 180 languages using Google Translate
  • Ability to link to Child Nutrition sites like prepayments, applications and policies
  • Flexible printing, including print-to-one-page functionality

Health-e Pro My School Menus Instructional Video 

 


 

Recipe of the Month

First page of the PDF file: 12December2023NutritionBulletin

 

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Dried Cranberries

Makes 3 servings:
 
Ingredients:
  • Nonstick Cooking Spray
  • 3 c halved Brussels sprouts
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 c dried cranberries
  • 1/4 c chopped pecans
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Place the Brussels sprouts on the baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, and a dash of salt.
  3. Roast for 20 minutes. Toss the sprouts and add the cranberries and nuts.
  4. Continue roasting for an additional 15 minutes until they are lightly browned.
  5. Transfer to serving bowl. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and serve.

Click on the image to the left to download or print the bulletin

Food at School

Teachers are prohibited from using food as an incentive or reward for students at school and during school day hours.

Additionally, students are prohibited from bringing food treats to school for birthday celebrations or any other celebrations during school day hours. In lieu of food treats, students may bring non-edible treats such as stickers, pencils, erasers, or books.

If you have any questions about what non-edible treats students may bring to school, please consult with your student’s classroom teacher.

Outside Delivery of Food

Students and parents are prohibited from ordering goods or food from outside vendors to be delivered to the school during school hours.

This prohibition includes the use of delivery services such as Uber Eats, Grubhub, DoorDash, or Postmates, as well as traditional delivery services.

Additionally, this provision extends to students participating in extracurricular school activities occurring before, during, or after school hours.

Lunch Period Expectations

Eating lunch at school and utilizing the school grounds during lunch recess requires cooperation so that the lunch period is a pleasant and safe time for everyone.

There may be assigned seating during lunch period. Students are expected to stay in their seats for safety purposes.

During lunch period, students are under the supervision of lunch supervisors and expected to follow directions as given.

Misbehavior during lunch period is considered a disciplinary issue and appropriate disciplinary actions are taken. Failure to follow lunchroom guidelines can result in disciplinary action.

Lunch period recess is held outdoors whenever possible. Students should dress appropriately for weather conditions. The district adheres to the Illinois State Board of Education’s weather watch guidelines when determining whether recess should be held indoors.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online, from any USDA office, by calling 866-632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. Mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
     
  2. Fax: 833-256-1665 or 202-690-7442; or
     
  3. Email: Program.Intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.