The Food Service Department knows and understands that children who eat well-balanced, nutritious meals do much better in school.  We use the highest quality products to make fresh nutritious meals.  Each school day we provide healthy and affordable breakfast and lunch meals.  Under the guidelines of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) breakfast provides over 1/4 of all of a child's daily nutritional requirements and lunch provides over 1/3. 

Students are encouraged to make healthy food choices.  We provide numerous options each day throughout all of the grade levels, from fresh fruits and vegetables to low fat entrees.  To help meet the very important nutritional needs of a growing student, we have planned the elementary, middle and high school menus to accommodate diverse taste buds.

The Oshkosh Area School District strives to provide high-quality, nutritious, and affordable breakfasts and lunches that children will like.

Eligible students receive meals free or at a reduced price.

Farm To School

Oshkosh Area School District Food Service Department brings comprehensive Farm to School to Oshkosh students!  Farm to School is an evidence-based strategy to increase fruit and vegetable consumption, improve health and support academic achievement among participating students. Everyone wins with Farm to School! Children acquire the skills necessary to make healthy food choices; once established – schools save money and increase meal participation and farmers are exposed to an expanding market, keeping money in the local economy. 

Oshkosh Area School District Schools Food Service Department with partnership of Winnebago County and local farmers provide fruit and veggie taste testing in the cafeteria and/or classrooms, monthly take-home educational material and surprise visits from the farmers.

 
Food Service Contacts:
Director of Food Services                                   Food Services Secretary
                                                                                  Jenny Wallace
(920) 424-4936                                                     (920) 424-4936

                                                                                  jennifer.wallace@oshkosh.k12.wi.us


Mailing Address:
Oshkosh West High School
375 N. Eagle St.
Oshkosh, WI  54902

                                    Important Weather Notice

When inclement weather forces the closing of schools, the menu is affected.  Normally the menu entrees are "pushed ahead" one day resulting in one menu entree being eliminated.

Smart Snacks in Schools

Beginning with the 2014-15 school year, USDA regulations require that all foods and beverages sold on the school campus* during the school day** comply with the Federal nutrition standards.   This includes foods and beverages sold in the school breakfast and lunch programs, a la carte, in school stores, snack bars and vending machines as well as food produced during culinary classes that is sold to students.  

A key component of the Smart Snacks in Schools regulation is fundraising.  The new guidelines for fundraising are as follows:

  • Schools may conduct any number of fundraisers during the school day if the items sold meet nutrition standards.
  • Fundraisers that occur outside of the school day need not adhere to the nutrition standards. 
  • The standards do allow for a special exemption for infrequent fundraisers that do not meet the nutrition standards.  Currently, School Principals are determining “infrequent”.  This fall, the Student Wellness Committee will reconvene and review the latest guidance regarding “infrequent”.
  • Foods sold on the school campus that cannot be consumed onsite are exempt from this rule (e.g. frozen pizza fundraisers).

There are several successful fundraisers that are unrelated to food or are embracing the idea of providing access to only healthy food. Gift card sales, trash bag sales, garage sales, hosting a community race/walk, school dance, teacher student competitions, and recycling drives have all proved to be profitable for schools in the past. Many more ideas and resources can be found on the Alliance for a Healthier Generation website https://www.healthiergeneration.org/take_action/schools/snacks_and_beverages/fundraisers/.

Schools play an important role in providing access to healthy food and to limit conflicting messages regarding healthy habits. This transition will definitely take time. However, as it is our responsibility to provide education about academic topics in schools as well as recognizing the importance of motivating and supporting students to as they develop the priceless skill of healthy eating.


*The school campus includes all areas of the property under the jurisdiction of the school that are accessible to students during the school day. 

**The school day is defined as the time period from midnight before through 30 minutes after the end of the official day.


Related Links:          Smart Snacks in Schools (USDA Brochure)

                                      District Student Wellness Policy 341.5, Rule and District Standards


Also see "Snacking" 


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