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Food Service

Welcome to the Ichabod Crane School Food Service Program. We believe in using menu-planning principles that offer a wide variety of quality choices that are tasty, healthy and attractive.


Free Summer Lunch Program

All families have been notified about a Free Summer Lunch Program. The First Presbyterian Church along with other churches and organizations in the area are hosting the program Friday, June 30 through Friday, August 25, each weekday (M-F), Noon to 1 p.m. Download the letter/registration form (in English & Spanish) here.

mySchoolBucks Online Payment System

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Ichabod Crane Central School District’s Food Service Department is excited to provide parents a convenient, easy and secure online pre-payment service to deposit money into your child’s school meal account at any time through a website called MySchoolBucks.com. This service also provides parents the ability to view your child’s account balance. By having money in each child’s account prior to entering the cafeteria, we find the lunch lines move along much faster so your child has more time to eat and be with friends. LEARN MORE

Free and Reduced-Price Meals Available for Qualifying Families

Ichabod Crane Central School District participates in the National School Lunch Program providing nutritious meals for students free or at a reduced price of 25 cents. Free or reduced-priced meals are provided daily based on household size and income. All information is kept strictly confidential. Only one application needs to be submitted per household each school year. The Free and Reduced Price Lunch Application will be available in the Main Office of each school and can be downloaded as follows:

Parents are encouraged to submit the completed application to their child's school or district office BEFORE the start of school each year. Please complete it and submit both pages to Mr. DiGrigoli in Central Office located in the High School.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Todd DiGrigoli at 758-7575, Ext. 3016.

Thank you for your continued support of the School Lunch Program.


Nutrition It's a Matter of Fact

Article submitted by Wendy Steuerwald, Former Ichabod Crane Dietetic Intern, Sage Graduate College

Healthy eating is a way of life that can improve health, prevent disease and help to maintain a healthy weight. But what does it mean to “eat healthfully”? With lots of scientific information about food constantly changing, it can be confusing to keep up with the latest trends. However, there are some tried and true guidelines that have withstood the test of time. Following the Dietary Guidelines for Americans can help you to achieve a healthier diet. Here are some tips:

To include more whole grains in your diet:

  • Eat a whole grain bagel for breakfast or have whole grain bread on your sandwich at lunch.
  • Have some popcorn for a snack.

To include more vegetables in your diet:

  • Canned and frozen vegetables can be just as good as fresh.
  • Look for reduced or low sodium versions of canned vegetables.
  • Shred carrots or zucchini into meatloaf, casseroles, quick breads or muffins.

To include more fruit in your diet:

  • For a quick snack, canned fruit in light syrup can do the trick. Try applesauce, pineapple, pears or peaches.
  • Keep a bowl of whole fruit on the table, counter or in the refrigerator. Apples and pears keep very well refrigerated.

To include more milk in your diet:

  • Include milk as a beverage at meals.
  • Make a dip for fruits or vegetables from yogurt.

During the month of March there will be activities coordinated through the Food Service Department to educate students about the importance of good nutrition.

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans Web site contains information and tools for meal planning. For more information about National Nutrition Month, visit the American Dietetic Association Web site for more nutrition tips.


Nutrition Links

CDC 5-A-Day: This website features a tool in which consumers can determine how many fruits and vegetables they need daily based on their age, gender, and activity level. They can find examples of what 1 1/2 cups of fruits and vegetables look like. Also included are recipes, the health benefits of eating fruit and vegetables, and a " Fruit and Vegetables of the Month" page.

Columbia County Health Dept. Healthy Heart Program

 

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Contact Information

Todd DiGrigoli,
Food Service Manager
Office - 518-758-7575, ext. 3016
Fax - 518-758-7579

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Prices

Breakfast K-12 $1.50
Lunch K-5 $2.50
Lunch 6-12 $3.00