Above Nav Container

Utility Container

Heritage Christian School

Search Trigger (Container)

Button (Container)

Mobile Menu Trigger (container)

Off Canvas Navigation Container

Close Trigger (container)

Search

Lunch Menu & Food Services

At Heritage, our priority is for your children to know the nutritional needs of their growing bodies. We have adopted the phrase “Choice, Nutrition, Education” to teach students that although food can be fun, there is an important element to nutrition that their bodies require for mind development and physical growth. We are very committed to maintaining healthy meals here at Heritage Christian. We try to make as much food from scratch as possible. Heritage’s commitment to offer a variety of fresh and healthy options has led us to partner Sysco Food Services.

Choice

From our youngest students to our high schoolers, students are offered a variety of meal choices daily. Options include:
  • Preschool - 4th Grade
    • Meal deals which include 1 entree, 1-2 sides, 1 fruit, milk or water (included on the school lunch menu)
    • Turkey sandwich meal
    • Peanut butter and jelly sandwich meal
    • Grades 3-4 include a 2nd entree option
  • Grades 5-12
    • Meal deal (posted on the school lunch menu)
    • Multiple entree choices
    • A la carte items such as salads, fresh sandwiches, soups.
    • High school students also have access to the Heritage Cafe between 6:45am - 3:45 pm.
  • Student Purchasing Plans (Parental Control of Student Accounts)
    • Families are encouraged to have discussions with their students regarding healthy decision-making skills with cafeteria and café spending. We have seen students learn financial responsibility through this program when parents are involved and communication remains open within the family.
    • Each family has the option to set purchasing restrictions for their student(s). Those restrictions include:
      1. Area: students can be restricted from purchases in certain areas (i.e. café)
      2. Limit purchasing: students have limited purchasing power (i.e. meal plan only)
      3. Block: all charging privileges are removed
    • To set purchasing restrictions, please email Whitney Hill (Student Billing Associate) at whitney.hill@heritagechristian.net.

Nutrition

Make Better Beverage Choices

What you drink is just as important as what you eat. Many beverages contain added sugars and offer little or no nutrients, while others may provide nutrients but too much fat and too many calories. It’s important to get your nutrition from the foods you eat, not the beverages you drink.

At Heritage Christian, we have made changes to our beverage menus to include more low-calorie, low-fat drink options for students. Our goal is to encourage healthy beverage habits in school which will be used at home and when dining out. See the 10 Tips: Make Better Beverage Choices article for ways to incorporate and encourage healthy beverage choices for your student at home.

Choose Nutrient-Dense Snacks

Snacks can help children get the nutrients needed to grow and maintain a healthy weight. On the other hand, unhealthy choices can provide a lot of empty calories and added fat to a child’s diet. Prepare single-serving snacks for younger children to help them get just enough to satisfy their hunger. Let older kids make their own snacks by keeping healthy foods in the kitchen. By using these 2 easy suggestions, you can know your kids are snacking on nutrition-dense foods that provide many key vitamins and minerals they need each day.

At Heritage Christian, we have swapped out many of our snack and sweet treat items with healthier, more nutritive alternatives. For healthy snack ideas that can be used at home, read the MyPlate Snack Tips For Parents.

Add More Fruits & Vegetables

Discover the many benefits of adding vegetables and fruits to your meals. They are low in fat and calories, while providing fiber and other key nutrients. Most Americans should eat more than 3 cups—and for some, up to 6 cups—of vegetables and fruits each day. Vegetables and fruits don’t just add nutrition to meals. They can also add color, flavor, and texture.

At Heritage Christian, we are adding a variety of fruits and vegetables to our menu daily. We are also incorporating many unique produce items to introduce and increase exposure to students. In these efforts, we hope to encourage students to select both fruits and vegetables as part of building a great plate. To fit more vegetables and fruits into your meals at home, follow these simple tips. It is easier than you may think.


Education

Resources for Families

  • syscofoodie.com - Sysco (our preferred food vendor) provides food facts, recipes and cooking videos for families on this website.
  • choosemyplate.gov - Here, students can learn about a balanced plate, nutritional facts and healthy choices.

We are constantly working to find new and exciting ways to make lunches better and healthier. If you have any comments or suggestions please feel free to contact us at any time kitchen@heritagchristian.net