At RCS, our mission is to serve nutritious, balanced
meals to students and faculty in a creative and hospitable environment. When
you’re with us, it’s our pleasure to serve you fresh, colorful and wholesome
Our students need a nutritious breakfast and lunch every day to keep them healthy and to help them stay focused on learning.
The RCS Wellness Committee is sponsoring the second annual Community Wellness Walk from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, at Joralemon Park, 144 Starr Road, Ravena. The purpose of the walk is to create an awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle for all community members in the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk school district. [Read more]
Nutritional food and physical activity is essential in helping keep students focused on learning. Healthy students learn better! Research shows important links between physical activity, healthy eating, and academic performance. Choose MY Plate is a resource for you and your family for healthy eating tips - www.chooseMyPlate.gov. [Read More]
New federal nutrition standards have been implemented for 2012-13. Learn more about how school meals will be changing and get tips and information about helping your family stay healthy and active here.
Starting in September, schools across the country will begin implementing new USDA nutrition standards. Read the letter from "Food Guy" Doug Porter here.
Download the 2012-13 application for free and reduced-price meals (PDF). Applications should be submitted to Douglas Porter, Food Service Director, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School, 2025 Route 9W, Ravena, NY 12143.
The former myNutrikids program used by RCS for paying for your child's meals from the comfort of your home in advance has now changed to mySchoolBucks.com. The program offers the same secure online service that lets you pre-pay for meals online using a credit card, debit card or checking account (Paypal no longer accepted).
mySchoolBucks.com allows you the convenience of adding funds to your child's meal account, scheduling automatic payments, opting to receive an electronic “low funds” reminder message and viewing a monthly report of your child's daily spending and purchases.
The Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) can provide a free and confidential pre-screening for food stamps, and assist you through the application process. Contact Daniel Denton, NOEP Coordinator, at (518) 943-1462 for more information.
Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl. Foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, and lean protein foods contain the nutrients you need without too many calories. Find more tips on cutting back on foods high in solid fats, sugars and salt, eating the right amount of calories for your body, being physically active, and more by downloading the "Let's eat for the health of it" brochure [PDF] put out by the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services.
Did you know that you can cater a birthday celebration at school from The RCS Food Service? That’s right – cupcakes, muffins, cookies, juice pops and pizza – are all available at a reasonable price. Give us a try, save time AND give back to your school … now that’s a deal! DOWNLOAD BROCHURE TO LEARN MORE [PDF]
A hungry child cannot learn. Our breakfast program offers all children a critical jump start at the beginning of their school day. Children who aren’t hungry feel better, learn better, and behave better. Studies have found that students who eat breakfast have a general increase in math grades and reading scores, increased student attention, reduced nurse visits, and improved student behaviors.
RCS participates in the National School Lunch Program providing nutritious meals for students free or at a reduced price of 25 cents. Free or reduced priced meals are provided daily based on household size and income. All information is kept strictly confidential. To see whether your family qualifies for this program all you need to do is complete an application available at your child’s school or contact the RCS Food Service Department at 756-4508. Only one application needs to be submitted per household. You will be notified within in 4-5 business days if you qualify for the program. An application package is mailed home to all parents in late August. Parents are encouraged to submit the completed application to their child's school or district office BEFORE the start of school each year. Read More
All of the menus above are in Adobe PDF format; if you do not have the Adobe Reader, you can download it for FREE by clicking here.