518-758-7575, Ext. 3016
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.
The Ichabod Crane Food Service Program will be implementing a new cash register system called a “Point of Sale” system in each of our cafeterias.
Deposits in any amount may be made to a student’s personal account, thus reducing the chance that breakfast and lunch money will be forgotten, lost or stolen. To do this, please send a check in an envelope addressed to the cafeteria with your child’s name and teacher’s name clearly labeled.
While students still may pay cash at the register, the system is designed to debit purchases from their account, which will speed transactions, allow lines to move more quickly and afford more time for eating.
Each student will be issued a student 5-digit ID number. Once the ID numbers are issued, students will enter their ID number at the point of service (register) regardless of meal eligibility status (i.e., free, reduced, full price). Please remind your child that these id numbers should only be used in the cafeteria and not shared with other students.
Most students spend an average of $10 to $12 per week on meals. Therefore, it would be advantageous for you to make deposits to your student’s account that would cover the cost for the week, month or semester.
Please contact Todd DiGrigoli, Food Service Director, at 518-758-7575, Ext.3016, if you or your student have any questions.
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.
The Free and Reduced Price Lunch Application will be available through the link on this page, in the back of the school calendar, and also in the Main Office of each school.
If you have any questions or concerns, please review the attached information or contact Todd DiGrigoli at 758-7575, Ext. 3016. Please complete the application and submit both pages to Mr. DiGrigoli in Central Office located in the Middle School.
Thank you for your continued support of the School Lunch Program.
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.