Child Nutrition Services
Breakfast in the Classroom will be offered at the following schools starting in the 2018-2019 school year: Bancroft, Bayard, Brader, Brookside, CEEC, Gallaher, Gauger-Cobbs, Jones, Keene, Leasure, Maclary, Marshall, McVey, Oberle, Palmer, Pulaski, Shue-Medill, Stubbs, West Park and Wilson.
How Does a Grab-n-Go Breakfast Work?Participating schools will have individually wrapped breakfast items available in the cafeteria. The students will come through the cafeteria lines, place the breakfast items of their choice in a bag, and proceed to the register for check-out. Once they are through the cafeteria line, the students will take their bagged breakfast to their classroom to eat, rather than sitting at the cafeteria tables. By offering a Grab-n-Go breakfast program, we believe our students will benefit from a nutritious breakfast that will fuel them to succeed in the classroom. If you have any questions about the Grab-n-Go breakfast program, please free to stop by the cafeteria.
Why Breakfast in the Classroom?Research has shown that a nutritious, well-balanced breakfast improves student performance. According to current literature, breakfast has a positive influence on student performance in the following ways:
For more information about the benefits of Breakfast in the Classroom, please view "Talking Points for Breakfast in the Classroom" presentation.
- Increased cognitive function and school performance
- Increased attention span
- Decreased discipline problems, absenteeism and tardiness
Translations & Nutritional Information
If you need to view the school menu in a different language, please follow the instructions below:
- Visit https://family.titank12.com/
- Click "Check District Menu"
- Search for "Christina School District"
- At the top of the page, filter by your student's school
- At the top right of the page, choose the language you wish to translate ( 9 different languages available)
- Use the arrows to toggle to a specific week
- For nutritional information, hover over a menu item to see the nutrients
- At the top right of the page, you can print menus and request specific nutrients to see when printing
Christina School District is excited to announce that beginning on January 9, we will offer menu items that include halal-certified and halal-suitable meal options for our students at the following schools: Gallaher Elementary, Marshall Elementary, Kirk Middle School, Middle School Honors Academy at CHS, and Christiana High School.
In preparation for the launch of the new Halal meal options, we are asking parents to let us know if their child(ren) may be interested in participating by completing the Halal Meal Options Interest Form. Students can request Halal-approved entrees upon entering the serving line.
For students who attend the schools mentioned above, a separate halal menu will be available so that students and parents know exactly what meal options are available every month. Click here to view the January 2023 Halal Breakfast and Lunch Menu.
Halal is Arabic for permissible. For meat to be considered Halal, the animal from which the meat is sourced must have been prepared and handled according to Islamic dietary guidelines.
If you have any questions, please contact our Child Nutrition Services department at email@example.com or (302) 454-2400, ext. 43200.
Free Meals for All Students
Meal benefit forms are not required this year. All schools in the Christina School District will receive free meals as part of the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for SY 2022-2023.
Christina Launches New School Meals System
Christina School District’s Child Nutrition Services is pleased to announce Titan School Solutions, our new comprehensive, fully-integrated, 100% cloud-based school nutrition software solution with real-time information on demand. Titan allows parents and guardians the ability to better monitor student spending in school cafeterias and to manage multiple meal plans throughout our District. For more information about Titan School Solutions, visit www.christinak12.org/schoolmeals
Back to School Newsletter Now Available!
Click here to read the CNS Back to School newsletter (English/Spanish).
Supply Chain Shortages Impact School Meals
August 24 ,2021
Due to national shortages, supply chain issues may begin to impact school menus, resulting in a decrease in a variety or repeated meals and may cause last-minute changes to Christina School District school menus.
For students returning for in-person instruction who have food allergies, it is extremely important that you notify your school nurse and provide necessary documentation before their return to school. If you have any questions about what you need to provide, please contact your school nurse as soon as possible.