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Welsh Valley Middle School


Nutritional Services

The District publishes menus for the elementary, middle and high schools. Each school has a fully equipped kitchen and all food is prepared on site. Students carrying their own lunches may purchase assorted milk products and 100% juices as well as a-la-carte products. The District participates in the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program, which provides free and reduced-price lunches based upon need. A salad bar or equivalent is offered at all schools. Information regarding breakfast and lunch programs is distributed on the first day of school.

A number of daily menu options are available in each school. Breakfast service includes fresh baked goods, cereals, breakfast sandwiches, and fresh fruit; lunch items include hot entrees, a hoagie/sandwich bar, an extensive salad bar, a pasta bar, hot soups, and healthy snacks.

LMSD Nutritional Services has taken a leadership role in the effort to promote healthy choices in the school cafeteria. The District was among the first in Pennsylvania to eliminate the use of cooking oils that contain trans-fats and in 2006 became the first District in the state to eliminate all items with trans-fats from the menu. The District's School Health Advisory Council (SHAC), composed of parents, dieticians, health care professionals, students, faculty and other community members, has worked together to assist the district in the development of wellness and nutrition policies that promote healthful eating through nutrition education and a school environment that is supportive of healthful eating.

Computerized Debit System

The Nutritional Services Department uses a computerized debit system as a convenience for the parent/guardian. Your child will also feel more at ease because of the confidentiality and they are not required to carry cash on a daily basis. If you have any questions please feel free to call the Nutritional Service Office at 610-645-1990.

This computerized debit system has 3 basic components.

  1. Touch screen computer monitor that allows the cashier to input menu selections
  2. Twelve key PIN pad for the student to enter their personal identification number to access their account.
  3. School Photo is downloaded into system for ID purposes. (This is to prevent fraudulent use of student accounts as every time an account is accessed the digital picture will appear on the touch screen monitor for the cashier to view).

You may also go online to view your student’s cafeteria purchase by opening an account online at Online payments through your checking account are available on this site.

From this unique website, you can view your child's lunch account balance, check on the activity and add money to the account as often as you wish.