New Fruit and Veggie Bar at All Elementary Schools:
Any elementary student that buys a lunch can use our new fruit and veggie bar! Students get to choose what items they like and how much. Students are encouraged only to take what they can eat and to try new items they have not tried. Look for new and exciting fruits and veggie to try, and more Michigan grown items in the future!
The Northville Public Schools Food Service Program is dedicated to providing students with a high quality product and service that meets the nutritional guidelines of the National School Lunch Program while accommodating student preferences.
Changes in school lunch menus began July 1, 2012 as a result of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The Act is federal legislation aimed at fighting childhood obesity and childhood hunger, and ensures that school-provided meals are healthy, well-balanced and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school. The Act includes the following key changes:
- Schools are now required to offer minimum quantities of both fruits and vegetables every day to help ensure children increase their intake of these healthy food choices.
- Lunch menus also emphasize a weekly variety of different types of vegetables: dark green, red/orange, dry beans and peas, starchy, and all other vegetables. Also, half of all grains offered must be whole grain.
- Only fat-free or 1% milk is permitted.
- Schools must adhere to a calorie range, as well as restrictions on trans fat, saturated fat, and sodium.
Elementary lunch menus are available in all elementary offices; middle and high school menus are posted in the buildings. Menus and Lunch Prices are available on this site as well. Students may be eligible for free or reduced price lunches depending on family income. Applications are available online or in all schools. You can find more information on lunch prices under menus & pricing. Information on Free & Reduced lunch program can be found under payment information.
In addition to offering lunch in all schools, the Food Service Department provides the Early Childhood Education and Extended Day Programs with breakfast and after school snacks. Catering service is also available for occasions such as athletic events, department meetings and staff parties.