The Larkspur-Corte Madera School District has contracted with TheLunchMaster for the Hot Lunch program for all three of our school sites. TheLunchMaster is a family owned and operated business and will provide fresh, homemade meals with high quality, nutritious ingredients. Parents/guardians will need to register an account for each student HERE and then will be able to order lunches up to 4 weeks in advance. Payments for the lunches will go through TheLunchMaster software
WE WILL NOT BE USING MySchoolBucks!!! Register with www.thelunchmaster.com and your students account will receive the carryover balance in late September.
First Step to Register HERE
You will need to know your students school code to register.
Hall is hallmiddle
Neil Cummins is neilcummins
Cove is coveschool
Instructions for registering your student for a hot lunch account and also how to order lunches are here. There are two separate steps in this process. Registering your student will help TheLunchMaster customize your student’s menu based on diet restrictions and allergies.
Families that were on the National School Lunch Program (free/reduced lunches) in 2017-18 will need to complete an application to qualify for 2018-2019 school year. Please register online www.thelunchmaster.com and click the FRL button. Nichole Urrea at the district office will receive your request and contact you. If you were not on the program last year but feel you may qualify for free or reduced lunches, please click the request FRL button and you will be contacted.
If you have any questions about registering and ordering lunches, please feel free to contact TheLunchMaster customer service anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org or (855) 565-8624 and select option 2.
For Free/Reduced application and information contact Nichole Urrea, email@example.com or 415-927-6960 x1
How much does lunch cost?
Lunches cost $6.00 per day. Late lunches are $7.50
What if my student forgets his/her lunch?
If you are registered with The LunchMaster, your student will be served an emergency lunch if quantities are available, if you student does not have an account with The LunchMaster, they will be allowed to call home and/or given a light non-sugary snack. It is very important to order your childs lunch online.
Do meals served follow certain nutritional regulations?
Our District participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and receives funding for compliant meals served to students. In order to receive funding, our District must follow strict requirements on portion sizes including specifications for Saturated Fat, Trans Fat, Calories and Sodium. In addition, lunches served each day must include required amounts of protein, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and milk. A variety of vegetables from certain subgroups including dark green leafy, red/orange, and legumes (dried peas and beans) are also required each week.
If my child is still still hungry, are seconds available?
No. The District operates under the Offer versus Serve model. Students will be served once and should request enough food while receiving their allowable portions of meat/meat alternative, grains, vegetables and/or fruits, and milk. Students may request larger portions of fruits and vegetables if quantities are available. Servers adhere to Portion Guidelines.
What happened to the Conscious Kitchen idea?
Conscious Kitchen has been considered, but currently the District kitchen facilities make it difficult to implement this model without kitchen upgrades to meet State compliance mandates. If this becomes a District budget priority, the District will have to seek resources to fund such projects.
What were the results of the survey I took last fall?
- 510 parents responded to the survey
- Top five factors contributing to hot lunch participation: convenience, quality of food, my children like the lunch, organic, and nutritional value.
- The price of hot lunch. . .
- Is a good value: 18%
- Is about right: 59%
- Is too much: 20%
- No response: 3%
- 94% of parents are interested in an in-house program, like the Conscious Kitchen, if it stays within $1 of the current pricing
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.