Lunch

Lunch

We are pleased to serve students a healthy lunch at Adams Elementary. To learn more, read the material below. Contact the office at (541) 790-5000 if you have any questions.


 

Having a healthy lunch is something that is important for all kids. As the years go by, our school lunches continue to get more and more healthy. The kids have access to a wonderful salad bar containing local, fresh produce. Meals are made daily in the kitchen. The district has policies in place for healthy living, called 4J’s Wellness Policy. Below is a portion of the policy.

Foods served to students should be nutritious and healthy.

• Foods for sale: Soda pop (including no-calorie varieties) will not be sold or distributed at school. Other foods of minimal nutritious value (e.g. most candy, chewing gum, cotton candy, candy-coated popcorn) will not be sold to students on campus during the school day. All foods offered for sale must meet the district’s Healthy Snack Guidelines.

• Foods in the classroom: Staff should be judicious in any use of food as an incentive or reward, at celebrations, or as part of the curriculum, taking into consideration the nutritional value of the food being served and the frequency of use. Schools should limit the use of food at celebrations that are not related to the curriculum. When food is used as part of a social or cultural event in the schools, staff and parents are encouraged to provide nutritious foods that are consistent with the Healthy Parties Guidelines. These guidelines (attached) provide parents and teachers with nutrition targets and examples of healthy, affordable food choices for snacks and parties.

• Foods of minimal nutritious value (e.g. soda pop, most candies, chewing gum, cotton candy, candy-coated popcorn) may not be distributed by staff as a reward for academic performance or good behavior. These products may not be purchased with a district VISA card and employee purchases will not be reimbursed. The use of any other kinds of candy as a reward also is strongly discouraged.

• These requirements also apply to before- and after-school activities sponsored by the district, except for activities at which adults are a significant part of the audience (e.g. carnivals, athletic events).