Welcome to the Northeastern Local School District's Food Service Department. Our mission is to
provide quality, delicious and nutritious, low cost, customer friendly meals for the children of our
district. We are a team of 24 proud and dedicated employees who prepare and serve approximately
200,000 lunches and 38,000 breakfasts per year to the Northeastern children. We would love to see
these numbers grow and feed many more.
Our staff knows there is a strong correlation between good nutrition and learning. With that in mind,
menus have been designed to abide by National School Breakfast and Lunch Program nutritional
regulations. Portion sizes are age appropriate, and meals fall within federal levels for calories, sodium,
saturated fat, and contain no trans-fat. You may recognize many of the brands we use in our meals each
day such as Kellogg's, General Mills, Pillsbury, Aunt Millie's, Reiter Dairy, Land O'Lakes, Pilgrim's Pride
Chicken, Lamb Weston, McCain Foods, JTM, and Smucker's to name a few. Items on the menu are
baked or steamed, not fried, including French frie s. Most of the grain items we offer are whole grain
rich. A variety of fruit is available daily, and over the week, vegetable selections cover five subgroup
categories. Our milk products are 1% low fat or fat free. All the snacks served a la carte meet USDA
Smart Snacks in Schools criteria. Breakfast is available in all buildings daily (unless we have a closing or
delay). Children who eat breakfast benefit from improved cognitive function, memory, test scores, and
attendance. They are less likely to be overweight, too.
Healthy eating helps kids grow, develop, and succeed in school and other activities. It is also critical in
preventing childhood and adolescent health problems such as obesity and diabetes. Healthy eating can
lower the risk of future health problems such as heart disease, strokes, and cancer. Please partner with
us in encouraging healthy eating while your child is at home and/or away from school.
Beginning August 21, 2019, NELSD's food service staff will accept deposits into student meal accounts.
You may also deposit money at any time into student meal accounts via the on-line system EZpay. You
can access the on-line payment website by going to our district website www.nelsd.org.click on
STUDENT RESOURCES, click on EZpay Options to be transferred over to the payment site. Complete the
registration page, and add your child's name(s) and 10 numbers. Once you have registered and created
a password, you will not need the student 10 number again. Please be sure to allow SPS EZpay into your
email, otherwise it will be considered spam, and will go into your junk email.
Questions may be directed to 1-866-MyEZpay (866-693-9729) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. There is
a $2.50 convenience fee charge to use the system. Payments made on-line will be credited by the end
of the next business day. The district will pick up the $2.50 transaction fee for the months of August and
Our lunch charge policy permits students to charge up to three lunches. Repayment is expected the
next day. No breakfast charging will be permitted.
Due to time constraints, change will no longer be given at the time of the sale. It will be added to the
student's account to be used for future purchases. This will help each student get through the line
faster. Please plan accordingly when determining if you will send cash, make a deposit, or submit an online
transaction for your student.
Should your child's account get into the negative, our food management system will generate a
reminder email to you (if we have your email address on record) asking that you replenish funds.
If you have questions, please call Teri Parks, SNS, Food Service Coordinator at 937-325-7615.
IMPORTANT LUNCH INFORMATION
Northeastern Local Food Service Department is committed to serving nutritious meals to the students of
this district in strict adherence to the regulations set forth by the State of Ohio and the USDA. The
Northeastern Board of Education requires food service to be se lf-supporting. Federal regulations
require any school participating in the National School Lunch Program to operate as a non-profit
organization . Within these constraints, it is imperative that revenue meets cost. For this reason, lunch
charge activity must be regulated. In order to encourage greater parent and child responsibility while
controlling lunch charge debts, the following shall be implemented.
1. No child may accumulate more than three (3) lunch charges at a time.
2. Lunch will be denied after the third charge.
3. Payment shall be made the next school day after cha rge was incurred.
4. Grade cards will be withheld until the charges are paid.
5. Charge notices will be sent home with the child and/or by email.