Food Service Update

by Robert Bruchak on May 17, 2016

SLPRecently, the Food Service Department was reviewed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for compliance with federal regulations. The Healthy Hunger-free Kids Act of 2010 requires the State Agency to conduct Administrative Reviews of schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program

These reviews are conducted every three years to determine whether the district meets the program regulations. PDE also provides technical assistance during the review process and a Corrective Action Plan if necessary. Some of the criteria that are part of the review process include the meal component, food quantities, dietary specifications, nutrient analysis, local wellness and food safety to name a few.  We’re happy to report that Salisbury Township School District had a favorable review with no findings or Corrective Action Plan! This is indicative of a quality cafeteria staff and how the Food Service Department is managed and operated. The staff at the district’s Food Service Department work hard to provide healthy and nutritious meals for our students.

In an effort to improve our school lunch program and to continue to provide a nutritious, healthy, and quality lunch, the district will be conducting surveys for students, parents and staff regarding the schools lunches. These short surveys will go live within the next few weeks.  Salisbury is also considering implementing a breakfast program next year at the High School.  At this time it is still undecided whether this program will be expanded to include other buildings next year. You’ll find the offering of breakfast to be one of the questions on the survey. Please give us your feedback.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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