|Trotwood-Madison City Schools||Trotwood, Ohio
Breakfast and Lunch is offered to our students at no cost, district wide. We recognize that offering breakfast to all students has many benefits for the school, the student and the parent. These benefits include:
Breakfast helps our school district by improving test scores and attendance rates. Better nutrition means a healthier immune system and can help kids fight off germs. This means more students in class on a regular basis and makes them better prepared. Better prepared students become better prepared adults.
We offer lunch every day to about 3000 students and staff using a system called Offer Versus Serve. Offer Versus Serve requires that we offer a minimum number of choices (5), one from each food category (bread, meat/meat alternate, fruit, vegetable, and milk) and have the student choose a minimum number (3) for their lunch. Studies show that if the student is able to choose what they want, they will be more likely to eat it and thus get a healthy, balanced meal.
Our lunches consist of an entrée item and a choice of fruit, vegetable, and milk. We also offer alternative lunches to those that may not choose what is on the menu for the day. In our Middle School and High School we offer a number of additional options as a way to please the increasingly diverse eating habits of today’s young adults.
New for 2013-2014
Trotwood-Madison City Schools’ Nutrition Services department is excited to announce its participation in the Community Eligibility Option, or CEO, starting this fall. What is CEO? CEO is a new system of reimbursement for USDA meal programs that means two very exciting things for the parents and students of Trotwood:
· ALL STUDENTS WILL NOW BE ELIGIBLE FOR BOTH BREAKFAST AND LUNCH AT NO COST!!!
Parents will no longer be required to submit a yearly application for free and reduced meals or submit proof of income to the verification process