Welcome to School Nutrition
The East Irondequoit School Nutrition Department knows from many studies that students who eat a nutritious breakfast and lunch perform better academically, have better attendance, sharper focus, and fewer discipline problems than children who skip meals. We’ve designed our breakfast and lunch programs to provide the healthy nutrition that growing students need, the foods and flavors they enjoy, and the good values you expect from your school meals.
At our elementary schools: menus are based on student preferences, age specific nutritional needs and calorie values. Children will find many familiar, favorite foods and a variety of new entrees. Children will be able to pre-order the entrée they would like from the variety of choices on the menu. Each meal will then include fruits and veggies and a choice of Milk (1%, Fat-free and Fat Free Chocolate).
At our Middle and High Schools: Students will see an evolving menu, offering on trend entrees along with student favorites; that fulfill the nutritional needs of our secondary students with foods and flavors they want and enjoy, in portion sizes that satisfy. Students may choose an entrée and included with each meal is fruits and veggies and a choice of Milk (1%, Fat-free and Fat Free Chocolate).
Breakfast at School? What a Great Idea! NOTE: This Year all students are provided with Free Meals for BOTH Breakfast & Lunch due to USDA Pandemic Funding.
It is a well-known fact that students who eat a good breakfast perform better academically. That is why we in the East Irondequoit School Nutrition Department prepare breakfast for students at every grade level.
Breakfast Meals will vary daily and offer a variety of items each morning. Breakfast meals include a featured entrée, a variety of fresh fruits, juices and milk.
School Lunch at East Irondequoit – It’s the best deal in town.
Over the past several years school nutrition programs have made significant efforts to provide nutritious school lunches including increasing offerings of fruits, vegetables, whole grain foods, and low fat dairy; using alternative preparation techniques, such as replacing deep-fried foods with baked foods and using healthier cooking oils as well as placing limits on the fat, sugar, and caloric content of foods sold through school food service.
Student Meal Prices:
NOTE: This Year all students are provided with Free Meals for Both Breakfast & Lunch due to USDA. Ala Carte Purchases and Snacks will be charged accordingly see website for price list. This is a great Value for Families as meal cost would be as follows:
Full Priced Breakfast for All Students $1.50, Reduced Priced Breakfast No Charge
Full Priced Elementary Lunch $2.70, Reduced Priced Elementary Lunch No Charge
Full Priced Secondary Lunch $2.90, Reduced Priced Secondary Lunch No Charge
We encourage families that think they may qualify to fill out a new Free and Reduced Meal Application so that is on file in the event there is another P-EBT Benefit Card Distribution. Those on SNAP need not reapply.
Each student at East Irondequoit has a School Nutrition debit account into which parents can deposit money for ala cart purchases, snacks, and drinks. In these new challenging times, it is best if families utilize our FREE “cashless” system MySchoolBucks. It is the safest, healthiest, and easiest way to pay for your child’s purchases in the cafeteria.
You will need your child’s student number to access his/her account. You can call the school nutrition office for your child’s number if your child cannot provide it. Once online, you can use your credit card to deposit funds in student accounts in any amount. Parents can also review purchase histories and set up low balance e-mails for themselves through MySchoolBucks. Parents may contact the School Nutrition office (339-1577) and request restrictions on student accounts to control student spending. Look for the MySchoolBucks Free app from both Google Play and the Apple App store.
We still accept checks, money orders, or cash with your student, to deposit with the cashier in the school cafeteria. You can mail a check or money order (payable to “E.I. School Nutrition”) to the EI School Nutrition Office, 2350 East Ridge Road, Rochester 14622. Please include your student’s name and any instructions for deposit. Call us with any questions you may have at 339-1577.
Our Menus Have Gone Digital & There is a FREE APP For That!!
Check out www.nutrislice.com or the Menu Link on the East Irondequoit Website. Photos, descriptions and even nutritional information for school menu items is available through this free service. Feel free to also download the Nutrislice app from both Google Play and the Apple App store.
I Forgot My Lunch! This Year all students are provided with Free Meals for Both Breakfast & Lunch due to USDA Pandemic Funding. So no worries if a lunch is forgotten at home.
We look forward to welcoming your children school this fall. You may reach the school nutrition team by phone or email:
School Nutrition Director