Meals at School
Children can eat breakfast and lunch at school.
If your child does not eat some foods (because of allergies or religious reasons), please send a note telling the school which foods your child should not eat. This information will go on your child’s account so that lunch helpers can help your child choose what to eat.
The monthly school lunch menus are sent home each month. Menus are also on the district website.
Importance of breakfast
Research shows that children who eat a good breakfast do better in school.
Children who skip breakfast make more mistakes, have more difficulty remembering, and are less able to tell the difference between similar things. (Pollitt E, Leibel RL, Greenfield D. “Brief fasting, stress, and cognition in children.” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1981; 34:1526-1533)
Eating breakfast helps children do better on mental tasks and handle frustration. (Bellisle F. “Effects of diet on behaviour and cognition in children.” British Journal of Nutrition 2004;92 Suppl 2, S227-S232)
Prices for meals
A full price list for the Christina School District is available here (pdf).
Do not send candy to school with your child.
How to pay for meals
You can manage your child’s cafeteria account on schoolcafe.com.
Free and reduced lunches
Families may qualify for free or lower priced lunches for their children. Download forms and instructions here.