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Food Service

Proper nutrition is essential for success in school and in life.  The Great Oaks Food Service staff are dedicated to ensuring that all students have healthy, fresh, delicious, and nutritious meals.  Each cafeteria strives to promote healthy eating habits among students by combining whole grains, low-fat dairy options, fresh fruits and vegetables and low sodium products in every breakfast and lunch per the USDA National School Lunch Program guidelines. 

Great Oaks participates in the USDA’s National School Lunch Program. Each campus cafeteria offers breakfast and lunch each day as well as ala carte items. Free and Reduced application link is available below under Ohio Resources, through the Payschools Central App as well as a hardcopy in Student Services. School counselors can assist with this process as necessary.  Everyone is encouraged to fill out an application form (income eligibility guidelines are available below).

Ohio resources

National School Lunch Program Information 
Application for Free/Reduced Lunch
Application for Free/Reduced Lunch (PDF version)
Application link is on page 2, number 5. 
Income Eligibility Guidelines 2024-2025
Find a Summer Food Service Program in your community or call 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479)

Meals

Students that have applied for and been approved for free or reduced-price meals may receive one breakfast and one lunch meal daily.  A breakfast meal includes grain, meat/meat alternates, fruit, milk, and multiple entrée choices are available every morning.  A lunch meal includes grain, meat/meat alternates, vegetable, fruit, and milk.  Multiple choices of entrees each day include the “main entrée”, pizzas, a variety of hot and cold sandwiches, salads as well as a variety of “grab n’ go” options.  Several choices of fresh fruits and vegetables are offered daily.   Ala carte items are also available for purchase after meals have been served.  All snacks follow the Federal Smart Snack Regulations.
District snack guidelines

Menus

Campus monthly menus are available on each campus website page.   Menus are subject to change based on product availability. 

Diamond
Laurel
Live
Scarlet 

Cafeteria Prices

Breakfast - $1.30/Reduced $.30
Lunch - $3.50/Reduced $.40
Ala Carte Pricing List

The Great Oaks cafeterias are cashless; cash is not accepted at checkout during meals.  Great Oaks uses the PaySchools Central Quick App for student lunch accounts and directions for setting up an account are available on the Campuses’ website. Students will need to add money to their PaySchools Central App account electronically or by taking cash to their campus registrar prior to school starting and throughout the school year, prior to mealtime. 

Charge Policy 

Students may charge up to 3 meals when sufficient funds are not available on their account. Only reimbursable meals may be charged – ala carte items, additional entrees, drinks, etc. may not be charged. All charges must be paid the next day. A low-cost courtesy meal will be provided for those students who have reached their allowable charging limit.  All meal charges are the responsibility of the student. Any charges that have incurred before or during the application process are also the student’s responsibility. Free and reduced applications are available online, through PaySchools Central app as well as available in the school office and Student Services.

How to Register for Payschools Central App

Login to PaySchool Central

Instructions on how to register for PaySchool Central App

Staff that wish to utilize the cafeteria services should also use the PaySchools Central App. 

Great Oaks Board policies regarding wellness and nutrition

Great Oaks Board Docs (Click on "Policies" in the upper right corner)

Relevant policies are:

Public Release 

2024-2025 program year policy free and reduced-price meals 

Questions? Contact us!

Jennifer Waldeck, District Food Service Manager
513.771.8840

 

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.