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A well-balanced lunch is served daily in each of the district’s six schools. As mandated by the National School Lunch Program, each lunch offered includes five components: a protein meat or meat alternate, a grain, a vegetable, a fruit, and eight ounces of fat free or low-fat milk. There is a choice of entrees that are available each day, including both hot and cold selections. There are also three vegetable choices, a variety of fresh fruits and fruit juices to choose from, a “dessert” item, and a variety of cold milks. While at least five components are offered each day, your child may choose as little as three foods to complete a meal.

A meal must have 1/2 cup of fruit or vegetable to be a countable meal.

SUMMER MEAL LOCATOR

Please click here for more information regarding the 2016-2017 Summer Meal Locator.

SMART SNACKS IN SCHOOL

Please click here for an extensive guide on Smart Snacks in School.

For more information, please check out their website.


Governor Mifflin Food Service is committed to providing wholesome, high quality menus, prepared fresh daily from locally sourced ingredients whenever available and in season

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Food and Nutrition Services Department is to provide a variety of appealing and nutritious foods in an environment that is respectful of each student’s needs and differences. Food Service employees will provide all students the opportunity to reach their maximum learning potential through healthy food choices.

KEY PROGRAM FEATURES

  • We emphasize wholesome, natural ingredients, whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins and healthy snacks.
  • We offer a variety of allergen-free foods to accommodate students with allergies.
  • Our menus comply with the new Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act and state and local wellness guidelines.

FREE AND REDUCED BREAKFAST AND LUNCH PROGRAMS

The Free and Reduced Breakfast and Lunch Programs are available for low-income families, which adheres to the National Breakfast and Lunch Program guidelines. Apply after July 1st of each school year. You may apply at any time if there are any income changes. If you have received a Direct Certification Letter for the 2016-2017 school year from the Food Service Director, you do not need to reapply.

Click here for a 2016-2017 Free and Reduced Application. DO NOT apply until after July 3, 2016.

Making it faster and easier for families to apply for free or reduced priced meals.

    • Simply create a new account or sign in for an existing account and in a few short minutes your application will be submitted directly to the Food Service Director.
    • You’ll receive a custom Pin # to enter and click that your application has been received.
    •  You’ll receive by mail a confirmation letter on your application results.

They are also available in the school office or by contacting Jenelle Himmelreich, Food Service Director at 610-775-5083 ext. 5554.

Do not apply until after July 1st for every school year. You may apply any time during the school year if there is any changes in your income.

If you child has food allergies or other special dietary needs, substitutions may be made, but only when supported by a signed statement by a recognized medical authority. To request food substitutions or report a food allergy, click here..

PRICING

All Mifflin schools all use a point-of-sale system. This technology allows us to provide debit accounts for purchases and increases the speed of food service to students. Money may be deposited into the account via cash or check. Parents are able to designate what the money can be used for: meals and a la carte items, or meals only.

2016-2017 BREAKFAST AND LUNCH PRICES

Elementary Breakfast – $1.60
Elementary Lunch – $2.60
Secondary Breakfast – $1.75
Secondary Platter – $2.75
Secondary “Mifflin Meal” – $2.95

*NOTE: In the event that school is cancelled due to weather, all menus are subject to change.

POINT OF SALE

Governor Mifflin School District has a online option that allows you to monitor your children’s lunchtime expenditures and make payments with your credit card. It gives you the capability to view what your children have eaten over the last 30 days. This new program allows the parents to have control of your child’s daily purchases. Each child’s account statement is updated continuously so that the information is current. Payments will now be available the same day.

Any money left in your child(ren)’s account at the end of the school year will automatically roll over to the next grade/school building assignment. All accounts will follow your child(ren) until they graduate from Governor Mifflin. Upon graduation, any balances over $5.00 will be transferred to a sibling within the district or refunded by check to the parent/guardian.

SCHOOLCAFÉ

SchoolCafé is available for making online deposits and to make the selections for the purchases that are allowed for your child’s meal account. You will also be able to use your credit card to make your deposits. There is a fee of $1.75 per deposit day. If you have more than one child in the District, the fee will be the same amount of $1.75. If you wish to transfer money from one child’s account to another, please contact Jenelle Himmelreich, Food Service Director at 610-775-5083 x 5554 or email jenelle.himmelreich@gmsd.org.

There is no fee to create and maintain your child’s accounts. You may view the purchasing history as well as be notified for low balances through email.

This technology allows us to provide debit accounts for purchases, and increases the speed of food service to students so they have more time to eat and converse. Parents enjoy the convenience of prepaying for their child’s purchases at whatever level they choose. The point of sale system also eliminates the overt identification of students who are eligible for free or reduced meal benefits.

The System allows you to pay in advance for meals and/or A la Carte items. Students still have the option to pay cash on a daily basis. We urge you to take full advantage of this system by placing money into your child’s account on a weekly, monthly, or annual basis. You choose the amount you want to deposit.  Any money not spent by the end of school will be available for your child’s use the following school year. You may use the feature to receive a low balance notification. For proper notification of low balances, it is recommended to use $8.00 as the minimum balance so that you are notified in a timely matter

 
We are proud of the quality Food Service Program we offer at Governor Mifflin School District, and we do our best to keep our customers, the students happy and well fed.


ParentOnline is now School Café

Exciting changes are here!  First of all, we’d love to thank you for the opportunity to serve you and your family for so many years with ParentOnline. We are excited to introduce SchoolCafé, our new and improved portal to connect families to your local K-12 school nutrition. SchoolCafé is passionately developed and supported by PrimeroEdge, the same providers of ParentOnline – so don’t worry because you’re still in amazing hands! We’ve got the same great features (payments, alerts, etc.) that you’ve come to love along with some amazing new capabilities.

What about my existing ParentOnline account? If you have an existing ParentOnline account you DO NOT need to create a new account in SchoolCafé — sign in with the same username and password that you used in ParentOnline. Also, all of your existing students, balances, cards, configurations, and settings remain the same. We wanted to make sure that your transition from ParentOnline to SchoolCafé was simple and seamless. Note: You’ll also notice that previous ParentOnline references in emails, phone notifications, and bank statements will now reflect “SchoolCafé”.

So, it’s a new look for the web and app? Yes. We’ve updated our look and we’re providing a newer web experience that is refreshing for all devices. We have a new SchoolCafé app with the new and existing features for Apple and Android devices. If you have the previous ParentOnline app it will continue to work until 10/1/2016 when it will be decommissioned. So, please head over to the app store and download the new SchoolCafé app today. Again, if you have a previous ParentOnline account you can use that same account with SchoolCafé.

You said new features? Governor Mifflin School District provides online cafeteria menus on SchoolCafe’ website. This gives you the ability to view what is on the menu at your child’s school cafeteria and view nutritional/allergen information. There are also a bunch of cool interactive options as well for you to rate, favorite, and share what’s on the menu. If you do not see anything relating to menus after signing in don’t be alarmed — when we have everything updated, you will be able to use those additional features we’ll be sure to let you know. Note: Features relating to menus and menu item information (nutrition and allergens) is controlled by Governor Mifflin School District.

Serving the entire family with the introduction of student accounts SchoolCafé now allows student accounts. Students 13 and older can create accounts to view and interact with the school cafeteria menu. We’ve also created a cool new feature that allows students to connect to their cafeteria account to see their account balance and view their purchase history. Our students always want to know what their account balance is and now they can access their account balance at any given time, knowing what was on the menu for the day, and that it would be really cool to have their ID accessible on their phone. Note: This feature is controlled by your school district and they will choose to turn this on or off.

Here is the link to access SchoolCafe’:  https://www.schoolcafe.com/#/login to either access your existing account or to set up a new account.
Thank you

As always, our ultimate goal is to serve amazing families. Your feedback is always welcome and we promise you’ll always be heard. Again, thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you and we hope that you absolutely love SchoolCafé. Have a great 2016-17 school year!
SchoolCafé Customer Care
855-729-2328
customercare@schoolcafe.com


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race,

color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
 
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
 
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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;
 
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
 
(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.
 
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Food Service Department
610-775-5083, Ext. 5554

Jenelle Himmelreich
Food Service Director
jenelle.himmelreich@gmsd.org


WELLNESS POLICY INFORMATION:
The community is able to participate in the development, implementation, periodic review, and updating of the wellness policy. Please contact Jenelle Himmelreich via email if you would like to participate in this committee.

DISTRICT-WIDE WELLNESS POLICY

WELLNESS POLICY ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS

WELLNESS POLICY ASSESSMENT

CIVIL RIGHTS INFORMATION