Plumas Lake Elementary School District

Parent's Corner

Welcome to the Food Services Parent's Corner!

 
Here you can find many fun and useful resources, helpful tips and tricks, and more!
 
Be sure to check out the links to the USDA's many online resources.

Plumas Lake Nutrition Newsletter

Hello friends and families!
 
Check out what the Wellness Committee is doing for the Food Services Department, we have a BRAND NEW newsletter to bring you the latest and greatest in information!
 
Click here to download your copy!
 
Past Issues:

Wellness Commitee

Nutrition is only part of what we do!  Our program is committed to healthy living, and we want your help to be the best we can be.
 
Our Wellness Committee is interested in topics such as healthy eating, physical activity, general health knowledge, and communitty outreach.
 
If you are interested in being a part of the PLESD Wellness Committee please contact the Wellness Committee at Wellness@plusd.org or speak to Food Services Manager April Mackill at 530-743-4428 ext 770 for details.

Talk to Us

You can reach your student's cafeteria by calling the school's front office.  Just ask to be transfered to the kitchen!  If we don't answer, leave us a message - we're always preparing our next delicious meal!
 
Does your student have feedback for us?  Encourage them to write a letter explaining what they like, what they don't like, and what they would do differently.  Address it to "April Mackill, Food Services Manager."  You can drop the letter off at the school front office, at the cafeteria, or mail it directly to the District Office.
 
The District Food Services Manager, April Mackill, can be reached by phone, email, and at the District Office. Please call ahead if you plan on visiting the office.  April visits the school sites to observe the kitchens and plan the next step for the program frequently.
(530) 743-4428 ext 770
2743 Plumas School Road
Plumas Lake, CA 95961
 
Take our Parent Satisfactions Survey! Click HERE!

Community Resources

If your family participates in the Meal Benefit Program, you may qualify for other community resources.
 
Learn more about how to apply for CalFRESH locally by contacting the helpful folks at the Yuba County Health and Human Services office.

Call Center (877) 652-0739


Yuba County Health and Human Services

5730 Packard Ave.

Marysville, CA 95901


Online Info

 

Apply Online at c4yourself.com

 

Interactive Nutrition Education!

Looking for an educational activity to add to your laptop or tablet?  
 
Check out the "Blast Off" game designed by the USDA!  This game helps students learn more about healthy meal choices as they load up their space ship with the day's food and activity choices to get to Planet Power!  You can even print out the certificate when your Astronaut gets to Planet Power!
 

USDA Resources

The USDA is a great resource for your local school cafeteria, but did you know there is plenty of great information for families too?  Check it out!
 
This site has some awesome information about the latest meal pattern and more!  Browse through recipes and cookbooks.  Track your activities and nutrient intake with Super Tracker.  Not sure what Choose My Plate is all about?  Click here!
 
 
Looking for a new way to cook up some sweet potatoes?  How about a creative way to serve broccoli?  Check out this website for new ideas for dinner, dessert, and more!  You will find "Standardized Recipes" scaled down for use in your home.
 
 
Be sure to save this great cookbook to your tablet or computer!  This PDF format is a user-friendly way to try out something new this winter.  Check out the Vegetable Chili Boat on page 82! Delicious!

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

 

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

 

(1)       mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

 

(2)       fax: (202) 690-7442; or

 

(3)       email: program.intake@usda.gov.

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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