The Child Nutrition department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students’ health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.
Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students
Please take advantage of the options to prepay your student’s meal accounts. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and gives students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you the peace of mind of not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or worry that it might get lost, stolen or used for other things other than lunch.
Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience.
Send Check or Cash
You can always bring money personally or send it with your student. Please place it in an envelope marked clearly with your student’s name, their ID #, their teacher’s name, the $ amount and the check #. Turn in prepaid deposits to the cafeteria cashier(s) or school office.
If you choose to bring money to school personally or send it with your student, please put it in an envelope clearly marked with the student’s first and last name, their ID #, their teacher’s name, and the amount enclosed.
Perry Townships Early Education Academy participates in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), a Federal program that provides healthy meals and snacks to children receiving day care.
Offer versus Serve (OVS) allows students to decline some of the food offered during School lunch and/or breakfast. The goal of OVS is to reduce food waste at Perry Townships Schools while allowing students to decline foods they do not intend to eat.
The Perry Township Child Nutrition Department provides nutritious meals to all students. These healthy meals provide sustainable energy that helps students both inside and outside the classroom.
Children may receive breakfast and lunch at no cost if they are eligible for free or reduced meals based on federal poverty guidelines. Sometimes, however, children who do not qualify for the free or reduced program may lack money in their student account to cover the cost of the meal. While meals are never denied to students, the unpaid meal charges represent a difficult and complex issue directly impacting the children we serve, as well as the financial viability of the school food service operation.
To combat these unpaid meal charges, the Perry Township Child Nutrition Department maintains an Angel Fund account that is funded by donations. Every donation is placed into this account and used to eliminate meal debt in students’ accounts. No donation is too small and we thank you for your generosity that makes a positive impact on our students and their families.
How to Donate:
To donate, please print and complete the Angel Fund form below. Once completed, please submit to Erin Coleman, Child Nutrition Director. Completed forms may be submitted via fax, mail, or in person.
Child Nutrition Department
6548 Orinoco Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46227
Thank you again for your donation!
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