• District Information

     School Lunch Menus and Cafeteria Information

     

    As of January 1, 2017 school districts are required to provide nutritional information on all menu items. The Eastchester School District lunch program is managed by Chartwells. The program employed by Chartwells to meet these regulations is Nutrislice.

    Computerized Lunch Program and Point of Sale 

    The Eastchester School District maintains a computerized point of sale (POS) system in all school cafeterias.  This provides a convenient and secure way to set up a pre-paid lunch account for your children.  You do not have to pre-pay in order to buy lunch in the cafeteria.  Checks will still be accepted daily.  No cash will be accepted at this time.

    There are several ways to pre-pay an account:

    You can submit funds directly to your child’s school cafeteria.  Checks should be made payable to Eastchester Union Free School District.  Please send checks in a sealed envelope labeled with your child’s name, grade and amount enclosed.  The deposit amount is not limited and there is no fee to make deposits at the register.  You can monitor and/or add funds to your child’s account using the web based “MyPaymentsPlus” or utilize the free mobile app for iOS & Android devices for cafeteria payments.  All payments made online or using an app are subject to a fee of 4.75% of the transaction amount.

    The free MyPaymentsPlus mobile app allows users to view balances, make payments, monitor cafeteria purchase history, and receive low balance push notifications.  You can also search: MyPaymentsPlus in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.  Features availability may vary by district.

    You need to know your child’s school ID number for “MyPaymentsPlus”. This is not the same as the student PIN that is used to purchase food.  The school ID is on the emergency contacts forms that are sent home to parents; it is also noted on the student report cards and on HS/MS student schedules; you can also contact your child’s school.

    The following is a general description of the system and its features:

    Every student is assigned a personal identification number (PIN) that remains the same K-12.  Each time a student makes a food purchase, he/she will use the PIN or last name.  A school picture of your child will appear on the screen to ensure that the student entering the PIN is using the correct number.  Students should not share their PIN with others.  If the account is pre-paid, a deduction will be made from the student’s account.  Each student’s record of cafeteria purchases can be viewed by parents (whether you choose to pre-pay or not) by registering it.  There is no charge to register, only charges to make deposits.

    If you have any questions about the program, do not call the school office.  Instead please contact Roseann Paruch, Food Service Director at 914-793-6130 x4234 or via email at roseann.paruch@compass-usa.com

    Sincerely,

    Lisa Sanfilippo

    Assistant Superintendent for Business

    MyPaymentsPlus FAQs

    If you still have any questions or comments, please contact the Food Service Director, Roseann Paruch at at 793-6130, ext. 4234 or at roseann.paruch@compass-usa.comAll calls and emails will be returned as soon as possible.

    Looking for More Information?

    See below for helpful links on allergies, nutrition, diet and exercise:

    Nutrition.gov

    The site provides easy, online access to government information on food and human nutrition for consumers.

    Kids in the Kitchen (Video)

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    Team Nutrition 

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    National Institute of Health

    This organization provides tools and resources help families and communities better understand nutrition and the important role healthy eating plays in maintaining a healthy weight.

    Harvard School of Public Health

    The Nutrition Source provides evidence-based diet & nutrition information for clinicians, health professionals and the public.

    Kids Health 

    KidsHealth provides families with perspective, advice, and comfort about a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioral issues that affect children and teens.

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

    CDC has compiled a variety of resources to help families develop healthier eating habits.

    Kids WIth Food Allergies Network

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    This site provides reliable and accurate health information to parents and caregivers which, in turn, benefits the health and well-being of children.

    National PTA

    The goal for National PTAs Healthy Lifestyles programming is to help school and home environments make the healthy choice the easy choice.

     Parents for Health 

    Provides information on helping children to eat well and to be active. Their articles cover a range of healthy lifestyle issues, and provide essential information about lifestyle-related health issues.

    Let's Move

    Lets Move! is a comprehensive initiative dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and on thepath to a healthy future.

    Be Well https://www.bewellbook.org/

    The free "Be Well" book provides thirteen steps to improving health and fitness.

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    Getting Healthy. The American Heart Association provides information on nutrition, weight management, exercise and more.

    Eat Real Food

    Eat Real Food is a non-profit organization advocating a lifestyle that supports local farmers, organic agriculture, urban horticulture and sustainable practices with the mission to improve Americas food supply. Eat Real Food is made up of community of extraordinary individuals working together to make a difference by living exceptionally.

    A dancing carrotFruits and Veggies - More Matters

    This is a health initiative to help families learn to eat more fruits and vegetables for better health.

    Useful Publications (Not Free)

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