business-divisions-foodserviceA hungry student may have a hard time focusing on learning. That’s why the Toledo Public Schools Food Service Department provides 7,000 breakfasts and 14,500 lunches for students every single school day.

We follow USDA guidelines to provide balanced and nutritious meals for our students, while also meeting specific dietary needs.

 

To learn more about the food offered in TPS cafeterias, click the following links:Nutrient Analysis of TPS Foods 2015 UPDATED, School Snack Food Guidelines and School Beverage Guidelines 

PRICES AND CHARGE POLICY

Elementary (Kindergarten Through Eighth Grade)
Breakfast: no cost
Lunch: no cost

High School
Breakfast: $1.25
Reduced: 30 cents

Lunch: $2.75 
Reduced: 40 cents

2016-2017 FREE LUNCH APPLICATION

It is the parent’s or guardian’s responsibility to provide lunch for a child, whether it’s packed or purchased at the school. For those occasions when they forget to do so, the TPS Food Service Department offers the following charge policy as a courtesy:

High School
• Up to three meals are provided.
• À la carte items cannot be charged.
• Money remaining in a student’s account will be carried forward to the next school year.

Unpaid Charges
Parents or guardians are encouraged to monitor their child’s meal account to avoid any unpaid charges. Once the student nears his or her charging limit, the cafeteria manager may provide a verbal reminder to the student or a letter to the parent via the student or mail.

Unpaid charges should be paid by the end of the year so that they will not follow the student to the next year.

Additional Information
Meal modifications are made for students with special diets. A Special Diet Request form signed by a physician must be on file with the school cafeteria.

The Free & Reduced Meal Program is available for families experiencing financial difficulties.

Menu Items
Student menus were recently updated upon the recommendation of a study group composed of parents and TPS staff members. The following items are now included in the student menus:

Elementary schools: Fresh fruit, including grapes, sliced oranges, and apples; vegetable sticks served with dressing; macaroni and cheese; tacos; tossed salads; and a variety of healthy snacks.

High schools: Walking tacos, pizza, sandwich wraps, salad bar, a baked potato bar, and a variety of healthy snacks.

Special Nutrition Note
To avoid potential adverse reactions by students with peanut allergies, TPS has discontinued the use of peanut products, including peanut oil. None of the foods served to students contain trans-fats.

Nutrition Links
TPS Nutritional Guide Complete 2013-2014 Milk Nutritional Information Bread - Wheat Hamburger Bun Bread - Wheat Hot Dog Bun Bread - Whole Grain White Hamburger Bun Bread - Whole Grain White Roll Bread - Whole Grain White Mini Breadstick Bread - Whole Grain White Pullman Bread - Whole Grain White Slider D Bread - Whole Grain White Sub Bun Nutritional #1 Nutritional #2

Online Resources
Plenty of great information on diet and exercise can be found online. The following sites offer tips on a number of key topics, including eating a balanced diet, incorporating exercise into your daily routine, and much more.
www.choosemyplate.gov
www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search
www.kidnetic.com
www.fns.usda.gov/tn
www.5aday.com

Contact Us
Darlene Lawson, District Manager dlawson@tps.org
Reynald Debroas, Director rdebroas@tps.org
Office Number: (419) 671-8585
Toledo Public Schools
Food Service Department
1025 Hoag St.
Toledo, OH 43607

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement Update

The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Posted on September 11, 2014

2013 USDA Nondiscrimination Statement Update—SPANISH


El Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (por sus siglas en inglés “USDA”) prohíbe la discriminación contra sus clientes, empleados y solicitantes de empleo por raza, color, origen nacional, edad, discapacidad, sexo, identidad de género, religión, represalias y, según corresponda, convicciones políticas, estado civil, estado familiar o paternal, orientación sexual, o si los ingresos de una persona provienen en su totalidad o en parte de un programa de asistencia pública, o información genética protegida de empleo o de cualquier programa o actividad realizada o financiada por el Departamento. (No todos los criterios prohibidos se aplicarán a todos los programas y/o actividades laborales).

Si desea presentar una queja por discriminación del programa de Derechos Civiles, complete el USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (formulario de quejas por discriminación del programa del USDA), que puede encontrar en internet en http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, o en cualquier oficina del USDA, o llame al (866)632-9992 para solicitar el formulario. También puede escribir una carta con toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Envíenos su formulario de queja completo o carta por correo postal a U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, por fax al (202) 690-7442 o por correo electrónico a program.intake@usda.gov.

Las personas sordas, con dificultades auditivas, o con discapacidad del habla pueden contactar al USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service (Servicio federal de transmisión) al (800) 877-8339 o (800) 845-6136 (en español). El USDA es un proveedor y empleador que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.