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Four District 211 Schools Host Breakfast with the Principal

To stress the importance of eating a well-balanced breakfast, four District 211 schools participated in an event that offers a free meal to students. Hoffman Estates, Conant, Palatine, and Schaumburg High Schools hosted Breakfast with the Principal, an event where students receive a free, nutritious breakfast to familiarize students with the school’s morning offerings, as well as provide them with a balanced start to their day. Fremd High School hosts a Breakfast with the Principal in the spring during National School Breakfast Week. Mary O’Connor, director of Food Service at District 211, said that on an average day roughly 100 to 400 ...

District 211 Welcomes Long-term Benefits of New School Breakfast and Lunch Regulations

The average high school student is incredibly busy. When the first school buses arrive at 7:00 a.m., students start to prepare for their day. Between homework, extra curricular activities, athletics, and an after school job, students are constantly on the go until late in the evening. For many District 211 students, home is a place where they can refuel and recharge by grabbing whole, healthy meals to power them through their busy day. However, there are many students who do not have access to adequate food sources at home for several reasons. Among District 211’s 12,000-plus student population, more than 30 percent qualify for free and reduced ...

District 211 Meals Meet, Exceed Nutrition Guidelines

Preparing school lunches requires a lot of planning and making sure government nutritional standards are met, and High School District 211 has proven that it provides quality meals to its students. The District received results from The School Meals Initiative Review, which is a nutrition audit of the lunches served within the District done in collaboration with the Illinois State Board of Education and Southern Illinois University. District 211 met and exceeded expectations for high school lunches. The review looks at every nutritional aspect of school meals and what is being served, including even the ketchup and mustard packets that are ...