Welcome to Eastern Food and Nutrition
Welcome to Eastern Howard's Food and Nutrition. Thank you for taking the time to show interest in the healthy habits of your student. Meals at Eastern Howard are provided for both breakfast and lunch. It is very important for your student to start his or her day right with proper nutrition. We encourage all students to eat a full breakfast so that they are ready to learn all day long. Our school lunches offer choice and we are constantly striving to add additional whole grain and nutritious options to the menu. If you are having a hard time paying for your student's account you may find that you qualify for the free and reduced lunch program. You may inquire from any of the Eastern schools for more information. On behalf of everyone in the department we want to welcome you and assure you, your student's nutrition is our number one concern.
Start Your Day Right: Did you know Breakfast is offered every school day at ALL schools?
Students have many choices that include hot or cold entrée choices. Breakfast includes a choice of entrée, fruit and/or vegetable, 100% fruit juice and milk. A complete breakfast must have a fruit and/or vegetable. See what your child has been missing and buy them breakfast today!
Special Diet Concerns: If your child has a medical condition requiring dietary restrictions, please complete a Special Diet Request Form. Forms must be completed by a licensed physician based on the child's clinical diagnosis and medical condition which requires dietary modifications. Special Diet Request Forms must be updated at the beginning of each new school year.
Students with Lactose Intolerance or a Non-Life Threatening Milk Allergy can request a substitute.
Forms must be signed and submitted to the school nurse, who will forward it to the school's Food & Nutrition Manager. Meal pricing is not affected by dietary modifications.
Cross-Contamination: Cross-contamination is a complicated issue for all students with allergies. We are able to identify allergens in foods, but unable to guarantee prevention of cross-contamination from possible allergens. Some products may come into contact with possible allergens in manufacturing plants, distribution centers, or our Food & Nutrition Services Department.
Food & Nutrition Services would love for all students to be able to enjoy school lunch, but again are unable to guarantee prevention of cross-contamination.
Food Preferences: Food & Nutrition Services is not required to make modifications to meals based on food choices of a family or child. In most cases, the student can be accommodated at meal time as a variety of nutritions foods are available for them to choose from allowing the student to create and build a meal meeting their personal preference. In addition, the "offer versus serve" provision which allows students the option to decline one or two foods in the normal (reimbursable) school meal may be of assistance in accommodating an individual's particular diet.
Nutrition and Wellness:
Eastern strives to make sure every student has access to nutritious meals. Our school corporation has adopted a wellness policy to ensure we meet our goals. You can view our policy at the link below:
To support the educational process and improve the health and wellbeing of every student by providing nutritious, wholesome, high quality meals in a friendly, courteous manner.
Eastern Howard School's Food Service Department strives to deliver the highest standards of quality and service for our students to equip them for successful student learning.
Meal Pricing Information
Elementary Breakfast/Lunch Prices
Middle School Breakfast/Lunch Prices
High School Breakfast/Lunch Prices
Meet The Food Service Team
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