Food & Nutrition
It is our mission to provide Clarkston students with nutritious and reasonable priced meals based on USDA guidelines.
School Breakfast and Lunch: Make the Healthy Choice.
Our USDA approved school meals provide one-third of the Recommended Daily Allowances (RDA) of the five basic food groups for children K-12. Under federal regulations known as "Offer vs. Serve," students are given a variety of lunch choices. Offer versus serve (OVS) is a concept that applies to menu planning and the determination of reimbursable school meals in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National School Lunch Program(NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP). It allows students to decline a certain number of food components in the meal and select the foods they prefer to eat. OVS is designed to reduce food cost and waste. It also allows menu planners the flexibility to address student participation and selection trends to determine what and how much food to prepare.
At lunch, OVS must be implemented in senior high schools but is optional for all other grades. At breakfast, OVS is optional for all grades. OVS is also optional for the SSFP. OVS is not allowed for the Afterschool Snack Program (ASP). Breakfast is available at: Andersonville Elementary, Clarkston Elementary, Pine Knob Elementary, Springfield Plains Elementary, North Sashabaw Elementary, Clarkston High School, Clarkston Junior High School, Sashabaw Middle School and Renaissance High School.
Healthy Changes in Our School Cafeterias
Clarkston Community Schools cafeterias offer a variety of freshly prepared menu choices that follow the revised federal nutrition standards for school meals. Cycle menus are planned to meet the nutrition needs of children within their calorie requirements and to reduce saturated fats and sodium, while increasing the availability of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
We look forward to serving our students in the cafeteria throughout the school year. To get the facts about school meals. please visit www.TrayTalk.org
Gluten Free: we offer gluten free versions of some menu items. Please contact your school cafeteria directly to pre-order theses items.To find the Summer Food Service Program location nearest you, go to www.michigan.gov/sfsp.
|Clarkston High School|
Pamela Lafrinere, Manager
|Clarkston Junior High School||Connie Morris, Manager||(248) 623-5613|
|Sashabaw Middle School||Lola Armstrong, Manager||(248) 623-4267|
|Renaissance High School||Claudia Schermerhorn (Lead)||(248) 623-4330|
|Andersonville Elementary||Joyce Hingst (Lead)|
|Bailey Lake Elementary|| Julia Fournier (Lead)|
|Clarkston Elementary||Lillian Wiley (Lead)|
|Independence Elementary|| Renee Vroman (Lead)
|North Sashabaw Elementary||Kristine McNamara (Lead)|
|Pine Knob Elementary||Kelley Marcks (Lead)|
|Springfield Plains Elementary||Kathy Bitzer (Lead)|
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U.S.Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
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(202) 690-7442; or
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