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Full Stomachs = Full Minds
"When children fail to get sufficient dietary energy, particularly in the mornings, their cognitive capacity is impaired: their brains do not have sufficient fuel for attention, concentration and learning." -Dr. J. Larry Brown, Harvard School of Public Health
Students who eat a healthy breakfast and lunch during the school day can reap the benefits of increased cognitive or mental abilities, enabling them to be more alert and pay better attention resulting in improved grades, test scores, attendance and behavior.
No expensive study is needed to prove that children who have not eaten cannot concentrate. Participating in the school meal program is one of many positive steps to support the educational process for our children.
Nutrislice Interactive Web & Smart Phone Menus!
Check out our new Nutrislice web and smartphone menus!
Using the new website, you can easily view information about what is on the school menu for breakfast and lunch each day! You can see an image and description for food items, as well as nutrition, carbohydrate and allergen information.
This information is also available on our mobile app so you can get information where you need it, when you need it! Our innovative and interactive site makes your school menus more convenient and informative than ever before.
Go to our website at k12northstar.nutrislice.com to find out more!
- Menu information available in FIVE LANGUAGES! English, Spanish, Russian, Korean, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional.
- Rate menu items and provide your feedback!
- Access to carb counts!
- Find out what's for lunch and breakfast!
- See a listing of other Nutrition Services program offerings!
- Nutrition information at your fingertips!
Student Allergy Information
If your student has an allergy, please communicate the information with your school nurse. He or she will provide you the district process for documenting an allergy.
In order to accommodate a food substitution in the school meal program, a licensed health provider and parent/guardian must complete the Medical Statement to Request Special Meals and/or Accommodations form. This form is also available from your school nurse and on the Nursing Services webpage of the district's website at: https://www.k12northstar.org/departments/nursing-services and is posted below.
School Board Policy 724 Allergies states how the district shall standardize its preparation for and response to medically documented reports of allergies from students or staff.
Administrative Regulation 724.2 refers to the district's Allergy Handbook found on the Nursing Services webpage of the district's website at: https://www.k12northstar.org/departments/nursing-services and is posted below.
- Medical Statement to Request Special Meals and/or Accommodations
The information on this form is confidential and is to be used for special dietary needs only.
- In accordance with the School Board priority to provide a safe learning environment, the Board adopted the Allergy Handbook on April 16, 2013.
- Medical Statement to Request Special Meals and/or Accommodations
We Offer Five Star Meals!
Welcome to the FNSBSD Nutrition Services! We look forward to a great year and have information that will be helpful to you.
The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Nutrition Services are meeting tough new federal nutrition standards for school meals, ensuring that meals continue to be healthy, well-balanced, and provide students the nutrition they need to succeed at school. The USDA has issued new regulations impacting the National School Lunch & Breakfast Programs to align them with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This requires schools to increase fruits, vegetables, & whole grains; reduce sodium, saturated fat & trans fat; and meet nutrition needs of school children with calorie requirements.” (7 CRF Parts 201 & 220, 01/26/2012)
School meals offer students milk, fruits and vegetables, protein and grains, while meeting strict limits on saturated fat and portion size. Starting this fall, school lunches will meet additional standards requiring:
- Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students MUST take at least one serving)
- A variety of fresh, frozen, and canned fruits and vegetables
- Fat-free or 1% milk (All the milk we serve is fat-free and the chocolate has reduced sugar)
- Increase the amount of whole grains offered
- Less sodium
Entering the lunch room can be an overwhelming experience for new and young elementary students, and all students may need a refresher in the meal selection procedures. Please review the lunch menu and the colored stars on the left with your student(s) so they have a good understanding of their lunch choices.
We are always working to offer our students healthier and tastier choices. In addition to meeting new nutrition standards, we are continuing to produce fresh baked dinner rolls and sandwich buns. This year we are incorporating Alaskan grown and milled barley flour into those recipes. In addition we are purchasing Alaska grown cabbage for our cole slaw (as supply allows).
School meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families. Full elementary price breakfast is $2.00 and lunch is $3.50. Middle and high school price breakfast is $2.25 and lunch is $3.75. If your child qualifies to receive meals at the reduced price, breakfast is free and lunch is $.40. Milk is $.75. Free and reduce price meal benefits do not extend to additional milk or milk only purchases or partial meal purchases. All portions of a meal can be purchased by paying the ala carte prices. Milk comes with breakfast and lunch but if your child purchases additional milk with his/her meal or one to drink with his/her cold lunch, the cost is $.75.
Once students are enrolled and assigned their student ID #, we receive that information and an account is created for when they wish to eat at school. Payment for meals is expected prior to or at the time of purchase. Our goal is to nourish our students so they are prepared to learn. In an effort to do so, elementary students are allowed loans up to the value of two lunches, after which time if funds are not provided, we will provide your child with a cold pack for up to three (3) days. There are no loans available for middle and high school students however there are other options available, please see the kitchen manager for further details. We encourage families to submit a Free and Reduced Meal application if necessary.
Prepayment can be made online at www.ParentOnline.net. The service allows you to make payments, view your child’s purchase history, and set up a low balance email reminder. If you chose to pay online, ParentOnline.net charges a 5% vendor transaction fee which the district does not receive. All other features are free to use. You can also send money with your child to school. We encourage you to write a check. Any money received in excess of that day’s meal cost will be credited to the account and used for future meal purchases or to clear any negative balance due to a loan.
To find out more about the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District ‘s healthy school meals, the online application link, and applications are available at www.k12northstar.org. If you have questions please contact Nutrition Services department office located at 1305 Charles Street, Fairbanks, phone number is 451-1004 ext. 16600.
Alaska Grown products utilized when possible!