EZ Pay Prepayment System Available for School Meals
Starting January 6, 2014, parents will have the option to prepay for school meals via EZ Pay. Please create an account on EZ Pay to start prepaying for school meals.
Parents may also choose to continue to pay with cash or check through the school cafeteria.
Food & Nutrition Online Payment System to Change January, 2014
The myschoolaccount.com website will no longer accept payments to student meal accounts after December 6, 2013 as we get ready to switch over to the EZ Pay payment system. We will make the switch over Christmas Break. If a student has money on their account after Decmeber 6th, it can be used at any time. Students, who do not have money on their accounts after December 6th, may bring in cash or checks to pay for their meals until we switch to the new system. Any remaining balances on accounts will be transferred to the student meal account on the new program. Starting January 6, 2014, parents may choose to create an account on EZ Pay and make payments to their student's meal account via a credit card or debit card. There will be a $3.00 fee for each online transaction. Parents who choose not to use EZ Pay to pay for student meals can continue to send cash or checks to the school for meals.
Welcome to Child Nutrition Services
Child Nutrition plays a key role in educating all West Clermont students. The Child Nutrition staff is committed to make sure every student has the proper nutrition so they can learn and achieve to their fullest potential. A hungry child cannot learn.
We know that well-nourished children are better equipped to learn. Providing healthy food and nutrition education are the key ingredients needed for students to make choices that will lead to life-long healthy eating habits.
New federal nutrition standards bring school meals in line with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans while providing students with the nutrition they need to succeed in school. The school meal standards are based on recommendations from the Institute of Medicine to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables while setting age appropriate calorie ranges.
Every school lunch offers students, at a minimum, milk, a fruit, a vegetable, a grain and a source of protein daily. Our Child Nutrition staff encourages all students to take all of the items offered. If students take all these foods and fill up on the larger servings of fiber-rich fruits and vegetables, they shouldn’t be hungry throughout the day. We offer a variety of fruits and vegetables daily. School lunch was never meant to provide students with 100% of their food or calories for the day.
West Clermont also offers breakfast daily at all the schools. Students may purchase a breakfast upon arrival at school. If a student qualifies for free or reduced lunch, the breakfast is also free or reduced.
Menus are designed to provide a balanced, nutritious meal with less than 30% total calories from fat.
Tips for healthy eating in the cafeteria:
- Choose low fat milk such as skim or 1%
- Choose complex carbohydrates such as starches and fiber- rich foods over simple carbohydrates found in sweets
- Take both the fruit and vegetable offered on the lunch menu
West Clermont students are encouraged to get plenty of exercise and make wise food choices in and out of school.
Better nutrition means better learning!
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