NEW! Apply for Free and Reduced Meals on-line via the eFormat Parent Portal: https://loveland.sdms2.com. Please see instructions/user guide under Nutrition Resources.
Online Payment Program-PayForIt
Pay for meals with PayForIt. Go to www.PayForIt.net.
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To provide the students and staff with a variety of appetizing and nutritious meals that provide 1/3 of the USDA’s Recommended Daily Allowances of important minerals and vitamins for a reasonable cost.
Loveland Schools operate four kitchens and six dining rooms. We serve lunch to 4,000 students daily. In addition to lunch, we cater for district- sponsored events.
National School Lunch Program
Our district participates in the National School Lunch Program. Through this program, free or reduced-cost meals are available to children whose families meet certain income criteria. Applications
are also available at all school offices. All application information is held in complete confidence.
Welcome to MyPlate:
The USDA has decided to replace MyPyramid with MyPlate.
· Enjoy your food, but eat less.
· Avoid oversized portions.
Foods to Increase:
· Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.
· Make at least half your grains whole grains.
· Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk.
· Include lean protein, such as low-fat meats, chicken and fish
Foods to Reduce
· Compare sodium in foods like soup, bread, and frozen meals ― and choose the foods with lower numbers.
· Drink water instead of sugary drinks. Lunch Components
The school lunch must contribute at least one third of the nutrients a child needs for growth and health. The meals are planned to meet the guidelines established under the Child Nutrition Program of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. We use the Traditional Food Based plus Menu Planning Option
All school food products sold to children in grades 1-8 meet the nutritional guidelines of the School Lunch Program.
Children have the option of choosing three of the five meal components (one of the three must be a fruit or vegetable). The components are:
- 2 oz. lean meat, cheese, 1 egg, ½ cup dry beans or 4 tbsp. peanut butter.
- 3/4 cup fruits and/or vegetables.
- 10 servings of grains/breads per week.
- 8 oz. fluid milk. Choice of 1%, fat free, white or chocolate.
You are welcome to pre-pay for your child’s lunch. We accept cash, checks made payable to Loveland Schools Food Service, or with a credit card (Visa or MasterCard) using the PayForIt.net credit card system.
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