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Downers Grove Grade School District 58 offers a hot lunch each day at Herrick Middle School, O’Neill Middle School, and Henry Puffer Elementary 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 more whole grain foods, fruits and vegetables every day, only fat-free or low-fat milk, reduced saturated fat, reduced sodium, and no trans fats.  Click here for more information on healthy eating for your family.  https://www.choosemyplate.gov/

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

16 17 NSLP Free or Reduced Priced Lunch Letter and Application

16-17 Free Milk Letter and Application

Healthy For Life – Parents Ask

Healthy For Life Newsletter

Healthy For Life – Nutrition Facts

Inquiries can be directed to Lorie Pilster, Director of Business Services lpilster@dg58.org, or 630/719-5838

 

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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.