District 23 has partnered with Arlington Heights School District 25 to provide quality, nutritious, and satisfying meals to our students. Arlington Heights School District 25 provides food service management to many school districts and students. By partnering with Arlington Heights School District 25 and these other school districts, District 23 receives membership into a network of food, produce and supply companies that allows for better, healthier choices at more competitive prices.
Good nutritional habits and learning are related! The team preparing, cooking and serving the food to District 23 students is made up of professionals dedicated to students’ health, well being, and ability to learn. Students are provided a variety of appealing food and beverages that are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines and meet student health and nutrition needs.
The daily menus include protein, grain, vegetable, fruit, and dairy. Entrees are accompanied by the appropriate choices of sides plus milk.
A breakfast program is also provided at Ross, Sullivan and MacArthur schools. The School Breakfast Program (SBP) operates in the same manner as the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Breakfasts served to students must also meet all nutritional requirements.
Please select the links on the right for your child’s menu by school.
MacArthur Middle School
• Lunch Price Level 1: $2.90
• Lunch Price Level 2: $3.10
• Lunch Price Level 3: $3.35
• Breakfast Price: $1.80
• A la Carte Milk Price: $0.55
Elementary Schools – Eisenhower, Ross and Sullivan
• Lunch Price: $2.90
• Breakfast Price: $1.85
• A la Carte Milk Price: $0.55
NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM
District 23 participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and is subject to the requirements of this federally assisted program that provides nutritionally balanced meals for all students.
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program established under the National School Lunch Act that provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free meals to students each school day. It is administered at the federal level by the USDA and at the state level by ISBE.
All children may receive a meal through the NSLP. Children from families with incomes at or below 130 percent of the poverty level are eligible for free meals. Those with incomes between 130 and 185 percent of the poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Meals are also available at the paid price for all children who do not qualify for free or reduced-price meals.
All children participating in the Lunch and Breakfast Program must select the required components in order for their meal to qualify as complete. For a lunch to qualify as complete, a student must select a fruit or a vegetable plus two additional components. For breakfast, a student must select at least three items including one fruit. If a complete meal is not selected students are charged the a la carte price for each item.
FREE AND REDUCED MEALS
STUDENT MEAL ACCOUNTS
A computerized system permits each child to have a personal meal account. As the child proceeds through the service line the amount of the meal is deducted from their personal account using an ID card.
MAKING MEAL ACCOUNT DEPOSITS
Parents are required to make advanced periodic deposits into their child’s meal account to eliminate cash handling and to avoid lunch line delays. No cash is allowed in line at the elementary schools. MacArthur allows for cash purchases.
To make a deposit using a credit card, you can use My MealTime Online. My MealTime Online also permits parents to view their child’s purchase history and their current balance. Convenience fees apply.
If you prefer, you can simply send cash or check to school in an envelope marked “Lunch Deposit” with the child’s name, ID number and amount of deposit. Checks should be made payable to Prospect Heights School District 23 OR PHSD 23.
MEALTIME ONLINE INFORMATION