Nutrition & Wellness
Skokie School District 73.5 in conjunction with OrganicLife offers daily hot lunch in each of our three schools. Providing healthy meals to students is very important to Skokie School District 73.5. The district participates in the USDA sponsored Nation School Lunch Program and all meals and snacks served to students meet or exceed the standards required by this program.
Student wellness, both emotional and physical, is a priority for the District. Goals for emotional health, physical activity, and nutrition education are included in the Board Policy 6:50 School Wellness. The District completes a triennial assessment of this policy to determine for each participating school, 1) compliance with the wellness policy, 2) progress made in attaining the goals of the wellness policy, and 3) how the wellness policy compares to model wellness policies. This assessment is submitted to the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Nutrition Department.
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If your child has specific needs related to allergies, please contact the nurse at your child's school.
Skokie School District 73.5 and Organic Life both place a high priority on the nutrition of its students. If your child has specific nutritional needs, please contact the nurse at your child's school.
In order to qualify as a meal under the National School Lunch program, a lunch must contain three of the five required components recommended by the USDA, and at least one of the three components taken must be a fruit and/or vegetable. The following are the five components of school lunch: 1. Fruit, 2. Vegetable, 3. Grain, 4. Meat/Meat Alternate, 5. Fluid Milk.