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Fun Days are Highlighted!

(Feb 4, 11,14, 26)

Loving Lunch in February

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2 Fruits~2 Veggies ~Milk Included

Choose 1 Entrée.

DAILY ALTERNATES: Chicken Nuggets or Cereal & Yogurt

February

Fruit: Assort. Fresh/Cupped/Juice ~ We use whole grain for almost all products!

Monday-Feb 3

Tuesday-Feb 4

Wednesday-Feb 5

Thursday-Feb 6

Friday-Feb 7

Chicken Tenders
w/ Dinner Roll
Cheeseburger Turkey Club Salad

Chicken Stir Fry
w/Oriental Rice
Chicken Patty on a Bun

Popcorn Chicken
w/ Buttered Pasta
Grown-Up Grilled Cheese Buffalo Chicken Salad

Bacon Cheeseburger
On a Bun
Hot Ham& Cheese On a Biscuit

Personal Pizza
By the Slice
Trix Yogurt & Bagel Garden Salad w/egg

Sides:

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Veggies-Fortune Cookie Celery Sticks w/ Dip

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Vege-licious Garden Salad Seasoned Corn

Greenbeans Crunchy Carrots w/ Dip

Cauliflower Bunches Broccoli Bites w/ Dip

Swirly Curly Fries Cukes w/ Dip

Monday-Feb 10

Tuesday-Feb 11

Wednesday-Feb 12

Thursday-Feb 13

Friday-Feb 14 Grand Parents Valentine Luncheon

Meatball Parmesan
On a Torpedo
Cheeseburger Turkey Club Salad

French Toast Sticks
w/ Sausage
Chicken Patty on a Bun

Nachos Grande
w/ Chips & Toppings
Grown-Up Grilled Cheese Buffalo Chicken Salad

French Bread Pizza
By the slice
Trix Yogurt & Bagel Hot dog on a Bun

Sides:

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Hash Brown Stick/O Celery Sticks w/ Dip

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Sweet Peas & Carrots Crunchy Carrots w/ Dip

Super Sweet Corn Broccoli Bites w/ Dip

Green Beans-Choc Cookie Cukes w/ Dip

Monday-Feb 17

Tuesday-Feb 18

Wednesday-Feb 19

Thursday-Feb 20

Friday-Feb 21

No School
Presidents Day
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Mozzarella Sticks
w/ Buttered Noodles
Chicken Patty on a Bun

Popcorn Chicken
w/ Mac & Cheese
Grown-Up Grilled Cheese Buffalo Chicken Salad

Philly Cheesesteak
On a Torpedo
Hot Ham & Cheese On a Pretzel Bun

Pizzeria Pizza
By the Slice
Trix Yogurt & Bagel Garden Salad w/egg

Sides:
Easy Cheesy Broccoli Bites Crunchy Carrotsw/ Dip

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Italian Green beans Broccoli Bites w/ Dip

Criss-Cross Waffle Fries Cukes w/ Dip

Vege-licious Garden Salad Seasoned Corn

Monday-Feb 24

Tuesday-Feb 25

Wednesday-Feb 26

Chicken Parmesan
On a Kaiser
Cheeseburger Turkey Club Salad

Rib-e-Cue Sandwich
On a Torpedo
Chicken Patty on a Bun

Mini Pancakes
w/ Sausage
Grown-Up Grilled Cheese Buffalo Chicken Salad

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Thursday-Feb 27

Friday-Feb 28

Pasta & Meatballs
w/ Marinara Sauce
Hot Dog on a Bunl

Pizza Dippers
w/dip cup
Trix Yogurt & Bagel Garden Salad w/egg

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Mega Mashed Potatoes Celery Sticks w/ Dip

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Hash Brown Potato Broccoli Bites w/ Dip

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Mixed Greens Salad Cukes w/ Dip

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Old Bay Potato Wedges Crunchy Carrots w/ Dip

Tomato/Mozz Over Greens Pepper Strips w/dip

Food Service Director: Debbie Spasari~ SMV@nsfm.com ~ Phone: 856-692-8537 This menu is 4 pages! Be sure to check out all pages on the school website.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer

Lunch Prices: Regular Lunch $3.25~ Extra Entrée: $1.50 ~ Milk: $0.60

St Mary School ~ Lunch Menu -page 2

SnackHealthy ~ In Moderation after a Balanced Lunch
Assorted Chips Baked Snacks $ 0.75 $ 1.00 Soft Pretzel Ice Cream $ 0.75 $ 1.00 Baked Cookies Or 3/cookies $ 0.35 $ 1.00

Check out the school website for a listing of nutrition and allergy info!

Love the Crunch?
Each day we offer a different vegetable fresh from the Veggie Patch served daily w/ranch or hummus! Did you know?!? Vegetables lose some nutrients when cooked. Another reason to love the crunch! Our Veggie Lineup: Monday: Baby Carrots Tuesday: Celery Sticks Wednesday: Broccoli Bites Thursday: Cucumbers Friday: Tangy Corn & Rice Salad Pre-Pay for Your Lunches! It’s Easy & Convenient Forms are on school website & Sent home Monthly

Got Milk?
Included with Lunch Purchase Milk is one of the best sources of Calcium & Vitamin D. This is essential for healthy bone growth & development!
Skim White, Chocolate & Strawberry, 1% White, Lactaid

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Aim for 6 glass es a da y!

February Fun Days
(Highlighted on Menu)

Drink Choices Milk Carton Water Gatorade

Prices $ 0.60 $ 0.60 $ 1.25

More than half of your body is water! Feb 14: Valentine’s Day Treat On Feb 14, we will be offering a special valentine’s day treat. Student’s who purchase lunch will receive a freshly baked double chocolate cookie topped with a sweet tart heart! Wed, Feb 26: Celebrate Potato Lover’s Month! On Feb 26, we will be celebrating our love of potatoes with a warm bowl of turkey & mashed potato soup. Mashed potatoes provide a thick broth without the high fat content in the typical creamy soup.

Feb 3: Celebrate Chinese New Year! The year of the horse! In the Chinese culture, each year of the lunar calendar is represented by a different animal cycling every 12 years. The animal representing the year in which you are born is thought to reflect similar character traits. Year 2014 is believed to be a very positive and prosperous year for horses born in years: 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014 Active and energetic, horses are very stylish and love being in a crowd. They are also very quickwitted and often finish people’s sentences. Horses are very independent, love to travel, and are not afraid to march to their own drum! Sounds like horses make good friends!

St Mary School - Nutrition Inspiration

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In 1987, Registered Dietitian Karen Fynan built a company based on the principles of Nutrition & Service naming her company Nutri-Serve Food Management to reflect these beliefs. Nutrition has always been at the forefront of menu planning with the goal of creating a serving line that teaches our customers about healthy meals. We believe our exponential growth to 83 districts over the last 25+ years is a result of our commitment to serve tasty and healthy meals to our customers. Nutri-Serve’s Corporate Dietitian, Kristen Mueller, RD, works collaboratively with our leadership team to plan our monthly menus and provides nutrition support and education to students, athletes & school staff.

Why is chocolate so addicting?
This delicious treat melts in your mouth while leading to the release of a mood boosting chemical called serotonin. Reap benefits of this indulgent treat by choosing dark chocolate which is higher in antioxidants which help prevent cell damage!

Dark Chocolate is lower in sugar resulting in a more bitter flavor. Here’s some ideas to counter the bitterness!
    Chocolate Covered Strawberries/Bananas Chocolate Covered Pretzels Use chocolate shavings to top a yogurt parfait with fresh fruit Top sliced fruit with light whipped cream and chocolate chunks

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Our nutrition education involves the healthy marketing of our serving line. To teach the concept of balance to our elementary-aged customers we use the concept of Balloons for a Balanced Lunch. Each balloon represents a different food group. Blue is milk, Red is fruits, Green is vegetables, Yellow is grain, Purple is protein. A lunch tray with every color balloon is a healthy one!

St Mary School Menu Descriptions-page 4 Some Insight Into Our Menu Magic….
Oriental Chicken Salad

Look for these cool new menu items throughout the school year!!

Entrée Descriptions

It’s a perfect crunchy and sweet combination! Grilled chicken, mandarin oranges, purple cabbage and crunchy chow mein noodles over greens. The Oriental sesame salad dressing tastes amazing!

Turkey Club Salad
The turkey club sandwich has always been a hit so we made it into a salad to boost the serving of leafy greens. Any salad dressing tastes great on it.

Cheesy Pizza Pretzel
Pretzel buns are the trendy new way to make one awesome sandwich. Pretzel Looking Fresh! sandwiches are featured at some of the most popular food service establishments frequented by our young customers. Turkey pepperoni and mozzarella cheese on a whole grain sounds like the perfect healthy school lunch modification!

Grown-up Grilled Cheese
We take traditional grilled cheese to a new level! With American, mozzarella & cheddar cheeses all melted on whole grain white bread with a slice of turkey bacon— you will be loving grilled cheese for years to come!

Chicken Quesadilla
A Mexican style entrée featuring a slightly spicy Cajun chicken and cheddar cheese pressed in a wheat tortilla served with salsa and sour cream.

Buffalo Chicken Salad
Hot sauce is a hit across all age groups. Chicken tossed in buffalo sauce over greens is the perfect way to get students to eat their veggies! We love it with blue cheese or light ranch dressing.

* Cheesy Mac and Trees

Buffalo Chicken Salads are popular across the board!

A creative Rachael Ray idea to sneak in some extra veggies for our young customers. We add broccoli in with our traditional whole grain mac and cheese. All the kids notice is its cheesy delicious-ness! *Menu choices inspired by Rachael Ray Sides:
www.schools.healthiergeneration.org! Turkey Mashed Potato Soup– Mashed potatoes add to the creamy texture without the added fat from the traditional heavy cream used in cream soups. Cauliflower Popcorn– cauliflower baked in olive oil and topped with cheese Tangy Corn & Rice Salad– Rice, corn and pineapple make for a delicious combination in this salad served cold.

Celebrating National Spaghetti Day!