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Food Service Information

Welcome back to the 2018-2019 school year!

 I hope everybody had a GREAT summer!  
The menus for all schools are available online on the website for your viewing/printing.  If you would like a hard copy please email me and let me know and I will have one sent home with your student.  
Nutritional Information is available upon request. 
The menus are based off of the nutritional guidelines set forth by the USDA and the NSLP.  The goal is lower sodium, reduced fat, and more whole grains.  The menus are marked with an * for whole grain products.  
My goal is to get the students to participate in the cafeteria and to provide nourishing, tasty, healthy meals every day!
We are excited to be piloting a fruit/vegetable bar at Moreland Hills Elementary this year.  The items on the fruit/vegetable bar will be part of the reimbursible lunch.  Options will include lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, celery, cucumbers, fresh fruits, raisins, assorted canned fruits. 
All schools in the Orange Schools participate in the "Offer vs Serve" for a reimbursible lunch.  This means that a student must take AT LEAST 3 of the 5 lunch components (Meat/Meat alt, Grain, Fruit, Vegetable, and Milk) with one of the components being a fruit or vegetable.   
If you have any concerns or questions regarding the menus or anything else, please feel free to contact me.  Lets have a GREAT year!!!!   
Cindy Alekna
216-831-8600 ext 2261

Romaine Lettuce Recall

Per the recommendations cited below from the DoD (Department of Defense) Produce vendor (Premier Produce One) and Gordon Food Service, we have discarded all romaine lettuce in stock at the Orange Schools and will not be utilizing any until further notice.  Salad options for students will be on hold until then.  If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Alekna, Food Service Supervisor at 216-831-8600 ext 2261 or [email protected].  Thank you

Please Read (updated on 11/21/18)
On November 19, 2018 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control 
and Prevention (CDC) issued this recommendation: 

People should not eat romaine lettuce until more is known about the source of the contaminated 
lettuce and the status of the outbreak. 

The FDA, along with CDC, state and local agencies, are investigating a multistate outbreak of 
E. coli O157:H7 illnesses likely linked to romaine lettuce. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) 
and Canadian Food Inspection Agency, are also coordinating with U.S. agencies as they investigate a 
similar outbreak in Canada. 

Until this has been resolved, romaine lettuce will not be available on the FFAVORS catalog and will 
be removed from any pending orders. If you ordered and received romaine lettuce this week 
(November 19-23) dispose of the product and clean the area where it was stored. The vendor is not 
responsible to give you a credit for the romaine. This is still an open investigation, not a recall
and no common grower, supplier, distributor, or brand has been identified at this time.   
Cindy Alekna, Food Service Supervisor
Orange Schools
32000 Chagrin Blvd. | Pepper Pike, Ohio  44124
216-831-8600 Ext 2261-Office
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