Board Policy 5030, Student Wellness recognizes the link between student health and learning and desires to provide a comprehensive program promoting healthy eating and physical activity for district students. We coordinate and align district efforts to support wellness through health education, physical education and activity, health services, nutrition services, psychological and counseling services, and a safe and healthy school environment. We are committed to providing nutritious, healthy lunches that include fresh, locally sourced, organic, non-GMO foods to the extent possible. We work closely with Good Earth Natural Foods to provide our school lunches.
The Hall PTA manages our hot lunch program District-wide and we contract with Good Earth to provide healthy and organic meals. We depend on more than 250 parent volunteers to staff lunch service. We follow the guidelines and rules set forth by the California Dept of Education School Nutrition and these rules can change periodically. The USDA defines a complete meal as having 3 of the following 5 components: Dairy, Fruits, Vegetables, Grains and Protein. We also provide vegetarian and GF alternatives every day.
Three Sessions: alined with the trimester schedule:
Fall Session: Start of school – end of Nov/early Dec
Winter Session: Dec – Feb
Spring Session: Mar – end of school
Weekly Menu:All lunches come with salad, fruits, vegetables and milk.
Monday: NEW! Chicken Teriyaki with whole grain rice, steamed broccoli and miso soup. (Meal is GF and vegetarian option is Tofu Teriyaki)
Tuesday: Burritos with ground turkey meat, beans and rice on a flour tortilla. (GF option is corn tortilla and vegetarian option is rice and beans).
Wednesday: Stefano’s Pizza on whole grain crust (GF-crust option is available)
Thursday: NC/Cove: Penne Pasta with Marinara Sauce/Meat Sauce or butter.
Hall: Penne Pasta with Marinara Sauce/Meat Sauce/Chicken Pesto rotating weeks or butter. (GF pasta is available)
Friday: Sub Sandwich Day
When can I sign up for Good Earth Hot Lunch?
There are three sign up periods each school year which line up with the trimesters:
T1 Fall Session: Start of school – End of Nov/early Dec
T2 Winter Session: Dec – Feb
T3 Spring Session: Mar – End of school
Before the start of each session, there will be a three-week period during which the Good Earth website takes student registrations and payment. The sign up period will be announced in the Hall Bulletin and via other school communication sources.
How do I sign up for Good Earth lunches?
When you sign up, you are making a commitment to the lunch days of your choosing for the entire trimester session. Example - if you sign up for Tuesday Fiesta Day, you will being committing to and paying for every Tuesday of the session. Each new trimester, you may change your days options. There are no day changes permitted once the sessions begin.
Can I get a refund when my child misses school due to illness or travel?
No refunds will be given for missed days of school.
What happens to leftover food or my child’s portion when he/she is absent?
Unused food will go back to Good Earth. Good Earth may choose to participate in a food donation program or compost unused food.
What if my student forgets his/her lunch?
We will never turn away a child who needs lunch. If your student has forgotten lunch, please have them stop by the office for an emergency lunch slip. Drop off $6.00 check (made out to Hall PTA) at the school office to cover the expense.
Does Good Earth make the pizza?
Stefano’s provides pizza on Wednesdays.