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  • 4J’s Food Service Team Surpasses 150,000 Free Meals Served4J's Food Service Team Surpasses 150,000 Free Meals Served
    4J’s school lunch heroes feed thousands of children, provide critical community service School Lunch Heroes Video Friday, May 1 is national School Lunch Hero Day. Thanks to our school lunch heroes, the food service staff who are serving up free meals every day across 4J—more than 150,000 so far! Less than a year after making the change to ...
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  • Free Meals for Kids—Now at More SitesFree Meals for Kids—Now at More Sites
    4J has added more locations for free student meals, to offer greater access and convenience Eugene School District 4J has more than doubled the locations where families can pick up free breakfast and lunch during the extended school closure. Families can choose the location that is most convenient for them, regardless of where they live or ...
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  • Supports for Students During School Closure
    Free lunches, healthcare services available Mon.–Fri., March 16–20 School is canceled for students beginning Monday, March 16, a week before the scheduled start of spring break, in accordance with Gov. Kate Brown’s directive to temporarily close all K–12 schools in Oregon. School is scheduled to resume for students on April 1 April 28 (extended by the ...
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  • School Meals Get a Local TwistSchool Meals Get a Local Twist
    Locally made tofu, tortilla chips and soft pretzels served up for students to enjoy Eugene School District 4J is offering a new twist on school meals. The district’s nutrition services department took over management of student meal service this year after relying on outside vendors for more than two decades. Goals in moving school food management in-house ...
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  • 4J Food Services Is Buying Local4J Food Services Is Buying Local
    Fresh, local food is a top priority for new in-house student meal program Last spring, the school board voted not to renew a contract with a food services management company and instead return to self-management. One of the primary goals of this shift to an in-house student meal program is to prepare, serve and cook with ...
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  • Free For All: At 10 Schools, Students Eat for FreeFree For All: At 10 Schools, Students Eat for Free
    Five more schools are providing free meals this year No such thing as a free lunch? There is for students at some 4J schools. Students need a healthy breakfast and lunch to be ready to learn. Eugene School District 4J has introduced changes to the student meal program this year, and many students are giving it a ...
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  • On the Menu: New School Meals Rolling OutOn the Menu: New School Meals Rolling Out
    October menus feature new school meal offerings What’s new on your kid’s lunch tray? Eugene School District 4J is making changes to our school food services incrementally over time, as school food service management is brought in-house after more than 20 years of contracting with large food services management companies. Some changes already can be seen this ...
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  • What’s On the Menu? School Meals Are ChangingWhat's On the Menu? School Meals Are Changing
    Fall school menus show changes, with more to come over time Eugene School District 4J is making changes to our school food services incrementally over time, as school food service management is brought in-house after more than 20 years of contracting with large food services management companies. Some changes already are seen in school menus planned for ...
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  • Kids Eat Free Breakfast at All Elementary SchoolsKids Eat Free Breakfast at All Elementary Schools
    Elementary students enjoy a nutritious start to the day at no cost Eating a healthy meal before school helps kids start their day ready to learn and engage with other students. Recognizing the importance of starting the school day with a nutritious meal, 4J offers free breakfast to every elementary student—nearly 7,000 children. 4J Nutrition Services provides ...
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  • A Fistful of Flatware: Reusable Utensils for School CafeteriasA Fistful of Flatware: Reusable Utensils for School Cafeterias
    4J makes eco-friendly shift to reusable utensils while bringing school food service in-house  As Eugene School District 4J transitions to self-operated Nutrition Services management for student food service, a number of projects are underway, including the complete replacement of kitchen items. Pots, pans, trays, plates, storage supplies, utensils for food preparation, dining and serving and other ...
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