NEW THIS YEAR: the meal application must be completed ONLINE at www.heartlandapps.com and will be available beginning July 23rd.
Effective July 2015, the Electronic Direct Certification System will NOT include matches with the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) file that includes income eligible Medicaid children. Any household that qualified last year based on Medicaid must fill out an application for THIS school year.
Dear Parent/Guardian and Student,
If you would like to apply for a fee waiver and/or free or reduced price meals at ETHS for the upcoming school year, you must complete the Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application. Filling out this application is the only way to receive a reduction in your annual school fees. (Even if a student is in off-campus placement, apply for this program if you believe you qualify.) Applications must be submitted by August 14, 2015. A $30 late fee will be added to any student fee payment received after this deadline.
NEW THIS YEAR: the meal application must be completed ONLINE at www.heartlandapps.com and will be available beginning July 23rd. If you need computer access, computer stations are available in the ETHS Welcome Center (room E112). Summer hours are Monday-Thursday from 8:00am-4:30pm; closed Fridays through August 7th. For more information on Welcome Center resources or regular hours, visit the ETHS website or contact staff at 847-424-7008 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If assistance is needed after the August 14th deadline, please call the Nutrition Services Department.
The ETHS Nutrition Services Department serves an average of 1,500 lunches and 300 breakfasts every day. The Program provides nutritious, economical meals for the students and staff at ETHS. Students and adults may choose from a variety of menu items. Each day at lunch, students may select one of up to 15 entrée items.
The required USDA meal patterns are used in planning breakfast and lunch menus. Meals served provide over half of the nutrients needed every day by a grade 9-12 student. Breakfast provides one-fourth, and lunch provides one-third.
Our Mission Statement
To provide a nutrition program that will maintain and improve the health of school children and the education community and encourage the development of sound nutrition habits that will foster academic success.
The goals of the ETHS Nutrition Services Department are to:
We are Going Green! Learn more about this by going here.
The Edible Acre
The Edible Acre Pilot Project converted an empty lot across from the high school's main entrance into a 5,000 sq. ft. organic community garden. This food production project provides learning experiences, leadership opportunities and summer jobs for ETHS students, as well as fresh produce and health benefits for the larger community. To learn more click here.
The Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.