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  • THE "CANTEEN CONNECTION"

    It's soup weather!  Soup is served every Monday in the Warrior Canteen!

     DID YOU KNOW??

    We participate in the National School Lunch Program - what does that mean?  Our menus are created to ensure that our customers get the daily recommended servings of the 5 major food groups - Meat/Meat alternative, Dairy, Grains, Fruits and Vegetables.  

    Our Daily lunch meals are $2.90 and include an Entree, plus 3 sides.  Options for the three sides can be your choice - milk, fresh/canned fruits, hot or raw veggies.  Both of our Warrior Canteens have a "Sides Bar" loaded with fresh fruit and veggies, fruit juices, salad greens and fresh vegetables, plus seasonal fresh fruit and vegetable favorites.  Be sure to take advantage of all of the options that are available!

    Breakfast is served daily starting at 6:50.  Start your day right with a breakfast that keeps you going all morning!  Breakfast meals are $1.70 and include Entree, fruit or juice and milk. Stop in and grab breakfast or a snack!

    If your belly is full from a delicious holiday feast but there's one more sweet left on the dessert tray, will you hold back or yield to temptation?  New research suggests that you'll give in, driven by a widely shared attitude towards food that prompts you to "clean the plate", even if you're not really hungry.

    Overeating is a component of our growing problem of overweight.  What's driving the plate cleaning urge?  It's more about indulging more than anything else!  You rarely hear people say I just need to eat that extra bite of broccoli but I am so stuffed.  But they will do it with the chocolate cake. 

    Slow down your eating - it takes time to feel satisfied and fast eaters miss that feeling.  Start with smaller serving sizes at meal and snack times.  Simply put less on the plate to start. 

    Awareness and mindfulness may be the best strategy. Take a moment to notice your thoughts and what you are telling yourself when you are tempted to take that last bite - despite feeling full.  Happy New Year Warriors!!

    For more information on nutrition visit www.choosemyplate.gov.

    WE DO NOT TAKE CASH IN THE LUNCH ROOM.  PLEASE SET UP YOUR STUDENT'S ACCOUNT IN INFINITE CAMPUS.  THERE YOU CAN LOAD MONEY ON TO THE ACCOUNT SO THAT YOUR STUDENT IS ABLE TO MAKE PURCHASES IN THE CAFETERIA.

    Students with a negative balance on their lunch account will no longer be able to make an ala carte purchase in the lunch room.  Please call your student's campus and ask for the Help Desk if you need assistance loading money on to your student's lunch account. Payment can also be made in the Main Office before school.

    Question about school Breakfast and Lunch offerings? Call our "Command Center" at 815-759-2962!

     Have a Great 2019!!!

     Your  Warrior Canteen Staff

     

The Warrior Canteen Lunch Menu

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