IMPORTANT FOOD SERVICE UPDATE AUGUST 2022
Food supply chain issues and shortages are happening nationwide. Our district is also experiencing the inability to obtain many of our foods and supplies through vendors. We will do our best to provide the posted menu but due to the unavailability of items the menus will be subject to change. Students may be notified of menu changes during the morning announcements. We appreciate your patience and understanding! We look forward to providing all of our students with healthy, nutricious meals this year.
OVERVIEW OF FOOD SERVICE DEPARTMENT
The Forest Hills Food Service Department operates in all nine schools and has kitchens in each school to prepare fresh, nutritious meals for students. The department strives to promote healthy eating habits among students by incorporating whole grains, low-fat dairy options, fresh produce and low sodium products in every meal at an affordable price.
The Food Services staff across FHSD has a strong history of earning Clean Kitchen Awards from the Hamilton County Public Health Department. The awards honor food service facilities, including restaurants, hospitals, grocery stores, eateries and schools, for outstanding efforts in sanitation and safety education. The honor reflects Forest Hills’ commitment to excellence, where cafeterias district-wide serve lunch to more than 3,500 students each day.
Forest Hills’ Food Services is self-sufficient, meaning no local tax dollars fund the department and supplies and salaries are paid through school meal purchases and federal reimbursement from the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program.
Beginning August 2022, the USDA will no longer cover the cost of free meals for ALL students.
Breakfast at various locations and lunch will still be available to ALL students. To determine if you qualify for free or reduced-price meals you must complete the application yearly after July 1st. The application can be accessed at https://payschoolscentral.com/. Please click here for more information.
Meal prices are as follows:
K-6 $1.75 $2.50/$2.75 (Specialty Pizza's)
7-12 $1.75 $2.75/$4.00 (Specialty Meals)
Adult $1.90 $4.75
Reduced Priced $0.30 $0.40
For those who qualify for reduced-price meals the cost will be covered during 2022-2023 school year by the Food Service Department.