Dear Parents and Caregivers,
Welcome back to another school year. We have continued to make positive changes in our school meals and want to encourage you and your students to participate in the school breakfast and lunch programs this year.
Along with the increased offering of fresh fruits and vegetables we have added some delicious healthy menu choices, such as our Asada Taco with fresh Pico de Gallo . The high schools students have a new entrée salad bar that meets the reimbursable meal requirements of the Free and Reduced meal program. The meals that meet the Federal Reimbursments standards for Free & Reduced are referred to as “Value Meals”. Salad bars have also been added in all 17 of our elementary schools. Low sodium, light cheese, reduced fat and whole grains are prevelent throughout the menu.
The changes that we are making are part of a district-wide initiative to provide students with quality meals, nutrition knowledge, skills and values to help them achieve academic success and a life time of health and wellness.
We hope that you will join us in helping your student make healthy food choices in school and at home. Together we can have a positive impact in the elimination of childhood obesity and the deadly diseases that are associated with poor eating habits.
Thank you for your continued support and please don’t hesitate to call or email ifI can be of assistance to you.
Brad Kramer, Nutrition Services Director
1400 West Geo Space Drive
Independence, MO 64056
Office hours: 7:00am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday
Brad Kramer - Nutrition Services Director
Kris Parvin - Site Supervisor
Janis Brouillette - Free & Reduced Secretary
Joy Jackson- Bookkeeper
LeeAnn Rice-Purchasing Secretary
Lee Dobnikar - Warehouse Manager
Jill Reel - Secretary
Jennifer Doctor - Dietetic Specialist