Food Services

Summer 2020 MealSummer 2020 Meals

This summer, Downers Grove Grade School District 58, Woodridge School District 68 and Community High School District 99 will continue to partner together through the Wood-Grove Feeding Our Future Cooperative, an effort to ensure all children ages 0-18 in our communities can receive a breakfast and lunch six days per week. Learn more.

 

School Year Meals

District 58 offers a hot lunch each day at Herrick Middle School, O’Neill Middle School and Henry Puffer School.  The District Food Service Program is part of the federal government’s National School Lunch Program.

All lunch programs have regulations that must be followed in all aspects of our operation, including USDA dietary guidelines and nutritional requirements. These requirements include whole grain foods, fruits and vegetables every day, only fat-free or low-fat milk, reduced saturated fat, reduced sodium, and no trans fats.

Our goal is to nurture student well-being by appreciating healthy school meals, choosing nutritious foods, and adopting a healthy lifestyle. To accomplish that, we provide menus that meet or exceed federal standards, innovative dining environments and wellness education.

Monthly Menu Info:

To view monthly menus, nutritional and allergen information, and pricing please visit: https://dg58.schooldish.com/

Food & Nutrition Info:

Food matters because we love to eat. But it matters even more knowing the food choices we make directly impact the energy and focus we need to propel us forward, help us succeed and keep us healthy. But for many of us, eating healthy is hard to do. It takes planning, it takes time—it even takes the creativity and willingness to try new foods and open up to new flavors.

Our team of chefs and dietitians know how challenging eating healthy can be. But they also know that discovering healthy food can be fun, empowering and rewarding. So, we’re here to help you discover what healthy food can do for you and to help you enjoy all the positive things that can happen when you start ‘feeding your potential’.

For tips, recipes, and ideas from our chefs and dietitians, visit Feed Your Potential 365 

Employment with our Food Service Team:

Looking to join a great team while your children are in school?

Aramark in District 58 is always looking for hard-working, friendly individuals to join our team. To find out more information or with help the online application, please contact Patty Alexakos at 630-636-2448 or via e-mail at alexakos-patricia@aramark.com for assistance.

Wellness:

Student wellness, including good nutrition and physical activity, shall be promoted in the District’s educational program, school activities, and meal programs.  A link to District 58’s Wellness Policy is provided here. – 5150 – Wellness

Wellness Guidelines and Evaluation Tool

The domains of Physical Education Instruction in District 58 can be found on our website under Curriculum – http://dg58.org/physical-education/

District 58 supports and promotes an active lifestyle for students.  The District offers a variety of activities to promote student wellness.  This includes the before and after school program run by Champions where recreation time is allowed for students to be active both indoors and outdoors. Athletics, Intramural sports, extracurricular groups, elementary recess, clubs, and activities are offered throughout the year.  Herrick and O’Neill Middle Schools have competitive girls and boys basketball and volleyball teams.  Both middle schools also offer a cross country team.

District 58 welcomes suggestions and comments concerning the development, implementation, and improvement of the school wellness policy from community members, including parents, students, representatives of the school food authority, and school administrators.

References:

USDA Summer Meals – Find a Summer Meals site close to you

District 58’s Food Allergy Management Plan

2020-21 Free and Reduced Lunch Application (Español)

2020-21 Milk/Bag Lunch Application (Español)

Meal Charge Practice

Inquiries can be directed to Katie Hannigan, Manager of Business Services channigan@dg58.org, or 630-719-5839.

Choose My Plate

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights; 1400 Independence Avenue, SW; Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.