The Nutrition Group and Wissahickon School District are pleased to introduce Nutrislice - an interactive, online way to view your child’s school menus. With Nutrislice, you can:
- View images and descriptions
- View nutrition information for each food
- Filter the menu for specific food allergens
- Rate foods and see carbohydrate counts
For more information about The Nutrition Group please visit our website at http://www.thenutritiongroup.biz/
The Free and Reduced Lunch Application is Now Available Online
To get started visit: https://www.schoolcafe.com
It is faster and easier for parents to apply for free and reduced meals. This service enables families to receive program benefits faster than using the paper application. Your application is electronically submitted directly to the central office for processing. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email Eileen George or by phone, 215-619-8000 ext 1120.
Need a computer with Internet access? Computers with Internet access are available at either branch of the Wissahickon Valley Public Library!
School Meal Information
Useful links about the Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Programs for Schools
National School Lunch Program
The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. For more information visit the link below.
Offer versus Serve (OVS) Guidelines
Offer versus Serve (OVS) is a provision in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) that allows students to decline some of the food offered. The goals of OVS are to reduce food waste in the school meals programs while permitting students to decline foods they do not intend to eat. For more information visit the link below.
Smart Snack Guidelines
Starting in school year 2014-15, all foods sold at school during the school day are required to meet nutrition standards. The Smart Snacks in School regulation applies to foods sold a la carte, in the school store, vending machines, and any other venues where food is sold to students. Click the link below for more information.
Smart Snack Calculator
A simple tool that helps to determine whether a food or beverage meets the federal guidelines for the ala cart school program. Click the link below for more information.
Summer Food Service Program
The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 provides for free meals for students over the summer months through the Summer Food Service Program. Families can use any of the following methods to locate sites that serve free meals to children during the summer:
- Call: 211 or 1-866-3HUNGRY or 1-877-8HAMBRE
- Text: “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877877
- Download: RangeAPP.org mobile app
- Visit: fns.usda.gov/summerfood rocks
The Wissahickon School District uses My School Bucks to provide families the option of making online payments for school lunches and providing parents with their child's cafeteria purchase history. Please click on the link below to log on or to sign up today for a new account.
The Nutrition Group
The Nutrition Group, School Food Service provider offers a variety of food services to Wissahickon School District, including the provision of school lunches for all schools in compliance with the National Schools Lunch Program. The Nutrition Group also provides catered events and special event food services. The Nutrition Group’s goal is to meet and exceed every client’s expectations every day. “We are the company that does what we say we are going to do.”
Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the nation throughout the summer while school is out of session. Use the mapping tool below to find a site near you. New sites will be added as the school year ends and throughout the summer. Please check back often for updated information. www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks
For questions about food service, email our Food Services Director, Becky Smith or by phone, 215-619-8112, ext. 8083.