Child Nutrition Program

 

Director of Food Service: Kamel Elkadri
Email:  [email protected]
Contact Number: (313) 565-6631
 
Building  Contact Number
Daly Elementary Cafeteria (313) 565-3471
Thorne Elementary Cafeteria (313) 292-1648
Tomlinson Middle School Cafeteria (313) 565-3445
Robichaud High School Cafeteria (313) 565-6631
 

 

 

 

COMING SOON...

Westwood Community School District menus, along with complete nutrition information, will be available online through Nutrislice

 

Download the Nutrislice App: iPhone Nutrislice App Android Nutrislice App

 

 

Wellness Policy 

The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 requires Local Education Agencies to update or modify their wellness policy, as appropriate. 

 

The Westwood Community School District Wellness Committee meets monthly to review our policy, practices and to assess our efforts toward meeting the goals established by the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010. Parents, Students, Staff, and the community are invited to participate.

 

Upcoming Wellness Committee Meeting:

 August 10, 2022

 

If you would like to participate in the revision of and further development of the District Wellness Policy, please join us on the dates listed above.

 

Or contact Dave Stull at 313 565-1900 for more information on how you can contribute.

 

Meetings are held in the District Operations Office from 2:00 - 3:00 pm on the schedule below. 

 

Smart Snacks Regulation Summary

The Act applies nutrition standards to all food & beverages sold to students on the school campus anytime during the school day. It includes food sold in school stores, vending machines, and fund raisers including bake sales, ice cream sales etc. A school day is defined as midnight until 30 minutes after end of school day.

 

Nutrition Standards

Must be "whole grain" rich or have as first ingredient fruit, vegetable, dairy product or protein, contain ¼ c. fruit or vegetable, contain 10% Dietary Value of specific nutrients, and meet calorie, sodium, fat, and sugar limits. Elementary schools are limited to selling 8 oz. caffeine free beverages while high schools may sell up to 12 oz. with no more than 5 calorie per oz. (caffeine allowed).

  • Examples of foods that do not meet standards are chips, cookies, cake, candy, bagels, ice cream, Gatorade, Snapple, etc.
  • Examples of foods that meet requirements include baked chips, popcorn, zero calorie flavored water, dried fruit, fig cookies etc.

 

An online calculator is available to determine if a food meets the nutrition standard: Smart Snack Food Calculator

 

Additional Smart Snack Resources:

 

Overview

Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction.  Common examples of triggers include foods, latex, insects, and medication.  Exposure can lead to various symptoms which may include difficulty breathing, hives, difficulty swallowing or a dangerous drop in blood pressure and shock.

  

All staff members on campus are trained yearly to recognize a severe allergic reaction and are familiar with emergency procedures. 

 

Resources

 

Tips

  • Students with food allergies should not share snacks with others
  • Parents of students with allergies should send snacks for their student
 

 

The School Nutrition Association, in partnership with the National Dairy Council, created a set of resources about school meals titled a   Pediatrician's PerspectivePediatrician Robert Murray (MD, FAAP) breaks down the importance of nutrients to brain and child development, and how healthy school meals build healthier students, contributing to improved educational outcomes.

 

Other resources available include